Definition of 'prone'

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Recent studies have shown that people prone to nostalgia are better at coping with stress. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This will make you less prone to injury. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Manufacturers attempt to defend their products by claiming that drivers with access to a big dashboard screen are less prone to fiddling with their smartphones. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These would be much less prone to the unpredictable winds than conventional passenger jets and could provide an air bridge from Namibia. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Another study questioned hundreds of people about how prone to feeling bored they were, and how much meaning they found in life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Blood pressure usually drops at night, but in many patients this does not happen and these people are particularly prone to further heart problems. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Apologies that this cannot ease your current woes, but it will help to make next year's return more straightforward and less prone to postponement. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They are also less prone to infections and more likely to recover from disease. The Sun (2015)Some people seem more prone to this than others. The Sun (2015)Young adults with the condition are especially prone to skin cancer. The Sun (2012)It makes passengers more drowsy and therefore less prone to wanting another drink. The Sun (2014)Some cars and some people are more prone to this problem than others. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This advice stems from the fact that a skin graft is prone to sun damage. The Sun (2011)All this means you will also be less prone to storing calories as fat. The Sun (2015)Those with sensitive skin that is prone to irritation or women who are pregnant should avoid using it. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The survey also lends some foundation to the cliché that women are more prone to lie awake at night than men. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Alone, the fine old beech yields to the blast and lies prone on the meadow. Christianity Today (2000)England took advantage of such lapses with alacrity but might care to ponder what hopes they hold against teams less prone to error. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This is a big advantage in a typical summer, as it will be less prone to blight. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A lack of dividing walls meant the ground floors were prone to collapse. Times, Sunday Times (2014) People are prone to speak poorly about it, but those of us who were born here understand the nuances. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He was clipped by a following horse and lay prone on the track for 45 minutes before being taken to hospital. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Return to the prone position. The Sun (2016)They can be caused by exposure to extreme weather conditions and excessive alcohol intake, but some people are simply prone to them. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And choc lovers are 12 per cent less prone to dodgy hearts generally and nine per cent less likely to need hospital treatment for them. The Sun (2015)You will find me, in general, in a prone position. Times, Sunday Times (2015)If your skin is prone to angry, reactive redness, it will pacify things. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I could make out the shapes of our Afghan allies, all lying prone and firing their weapons at some unseen target. Times, Sunday Times (2015)

Synonyms of 'prone'

face down, flat, lying down, horizontal

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