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Sample sentences for the GRE study word propensity

propensity can be used as a noun

1.He had a decided propensity for bullyin. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
2.Each faulty propensity in leading him to evil, had led him likewise to punishment. - from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
3.I was conscious, even when I took the draught, of a more unbridled, a more furious propensity to ill. - from Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
4.Elton, even in the days of his favour, none had disturbed her more than his propensity to dine with Mr. - from Emma by Jane Austen
5.A propensity to be saucy was one and a perverse will, that indulged children invariably acquire, whether they be good tempered or cross. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
6.There was excellent blood in his veins--royal stuff though sadly vitiated, I fear, by the cannibal propensity he nourished in his untutored youth. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
7.No one who trustingly consults and thoroughly questions his own soul, will be disposed to deny the entire radicalness of the propensity in question. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
8.Then, it is true, the propensity of human nature to tell the very worst of itself, when embodied in the person of another, would constrain them to whisper the black scandal of bygone years. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
9.It is remarkable that the visionary propensity I have mentioned is not confined to the native inhabitants of the valley, but is unconsciously imbibed by every one who resides there for a time. - from The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

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