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Definition of "propense" []

  • Leaning toward, in a moral sense; inclined; disposed; prone; as, women propense to holiness. (adjective)

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Use "propense" in a sentence
  • "Not that the doctor was a bully, or even pugnacious, in the usual sense of the word; he had no disposition to provoke a fight, no propense love of quarrelling; but there was that in him which would allow him to yield to no attack."
  • "Nevertheless the fanatic lowlanders, propense to pillage and proselytizing, burned the Christian churches, massacred the infidels, and tortured the priests, until they provoked a blood feud of uncommon asperity."
  • "And for the same reasons is it that women are so earnestly delighted with this kind of men, as being more propense by nature to pleasure and toys."