With an effort I started toward the opening of the cave only to reel drunkenly against a side wall, and from there slip prone
upon the floor.
Mimi was greatly distressed when she saw her cousin lying prone
to magnify Fate, George counted up the forces that had swept him into this contentment.
This, then, is one species of monarchical government in which the kingly power is in a general for life; and is sometimes hereditary, sometimes elective: besides, there is also another, which is to be met with among some of the barbarians, in which the kings are invested with powers nearly equal to a tyranny, yet are, in some respects, bound by the laws and the customs of their country; for as the barbarians are by nature more prone
to slavery than the Greeks, and those in Asia more than those in Europe, they endure without murmuring a despotic government; for this reason their governments are tyrannies; but yet not liable to be overthrown, as being customary and according to law.
We rose up, and in a few minutes were ready, and yet we hesitated a little, as human nature is prone
to hesitate on the threshold of an irrevocable step.
The Emperor, surrounded by his suite of officers and courtiers, was riding a bobtailed chestnut mare, a different one from that which he had ridden at the review, and bending to one side he gracefully held a gold lorgnette to his eyes and looked at a soldier who lay prone
, with blood on his uncovered head.
Tense silence for a moment held the room in the stillness of a sepulchre, and then a woman shrieked, and fell prone
across the table.
And now, before I take up my tale, I want to anticipate the doubting Thomases of psychology, who are prone
to scoff, and who would otherwise surely say that the coherence of my dreams is due to overstudy and the subconscious projection of my knowledge of evolution into my dreams.
This occurred with great frequency, for, once in full cry, the dogs were prone
to forget themselves in the excitement of the chase, while White Fang never forgot himself.
It is true, I had not yet learned that I must say "It is I"; but I no longer was guilty of a double negative in writing, though still prone
to that error in excited speech.
This change in service was most welcome to me, especially as it brought with it coveted responsibilities of sole command, and I was prone
to overlook the deficiencies of the Coldwater in the natural pride I felt in my first ship.
Millward,' suggested he, when at length that gentleman paused in his discourse, 'that when a child may be naturally prone
to intemperance - by the fault of its parents or ancestors, for instance - some precautions are advisable?