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Definitions of prone:

part of speech: adjective

Noting the hand when pronated; noting the body when lying face downward.

Usage examples for prone:

  • And a shot rang out from the bushes, and the tall evangelist fell prone on the earth. "The Legend of the Glorious Adventures of Tyl Ulenspiegel in the land of Flanders and elsewhere", Charles de Coster
  • In it were two little children, one lying prone on the grass in a passion of crying, the other standing stock still, with its finger in its mouth, the large tears slowly rolling down its cheeks for sympathy. "Cousin Phillis", Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
  • By- and- by the torch- lights flashed and flamed under the cedars, lighting up their great, drooping branches, like a tent under which a wounded or perchance dead man was lying prone upon his back, with his strong arms flung out, and a slow ripple of blood flowing from his chest. "Norston's Rest", Ann S. Stephens

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