Definition of Pronenesses
1. proneness [n] - See also: proneness
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Literary usage of Pronenesses
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor by Jeremy Taylor, Charles Page Eden, Reginald Heber, Alexander Taylor (1850)
"... that is, under vile inclinations, and high pronenesses and necessities of sinning, so that when he is convinced that he ought not to do it, ..."
2. The Methodist Review (1889)
"Drifts, tendencies, aptitudes, pronenesses, proclivities, bents, biases, inclinations, propensities, trends, are heritable ..."
3. Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856: From Gales and by United States Congress, Thomas Hart Benton (1857)
"... referable, as they are, to these inherent pronenesses to ambition and control that are at the bottom of all human actions. I beseech the committee, ..."
4. Child Life in Colonial Days by Alice Morse Earle (1899)
"Spit no where in the room but in the corner, and —" But I will pursue the quotation no further, nor discover other eighteenth-century pronenesses painfully ..."
5. The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor...: With an Essay by Jeremy Taylor (1851)
"... the desires and pronenesses to natural objects, which by God's will came to be limited, ordered and chastised, curbed and restrained. 37. ..."