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an inclination to do something

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a natural inclination

a disposition to behave in a certain way

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But of his minuter propensities, as you call them you have from peculiar circumstances been kept more ignorant than myself.
The gigantic stature, the prodigious strength and activity, the wild ferocity, and the imitative propensities of these mammalia are sufficiently well known to all.
The former was earnestly occupied in endeavoring to correct, by his precepts, the evil propensities that he had discovered in the Indian during their conversation; to which the latter listened in Profound but respectful attention.
It is marvellous how long the propensities of the savage continue in that remarkable race,” said the good divine; “but if he perseveres as he has commenced, his triumph shall yet be complete.
It is only when he descends from the clouds to pounce upon carrion that he betrays his low propensities, and reveals his caitiff character.
Propensities, tendencies, habits, were as dead leaves upon the tyrannous wind of his imaginative ascendency.
Such were her propensities -- her abilities were quite as extraordinary.
There was in this voluntary abdication of his freewill, in this fancy submitting itself to another fancy, which suspects it not, a mixture of fantastic independence and blind obedience, something indescribable, intermediate between slavery and liberty, which pleased Gringoire,--a spirit essentially compound, undecided, and complex, holding the extremities of all extremes, incessantly suspended between all human propensities, and neutralizing one by the other.
But it was not for that I disliked his coming, so much as for the harm he did the children--encouraging all their evil propensities, and undoing in a few minutes the little good it had taken me months of labour to achieve.
Our friend Maston is always at his jokes, even in serious matters," cried the major; "but let him make his mind easy, I am going presently to propose gunpowder enough to satisfy his artillerist's propensities.
I have none but this,' said I, as gravely as before: 'that, in future, you will never make a jest of the sufferings of others, and always use your influence with your friends for their own advantage against their evil propensities, instead of seconding their evil propensities against themselves.
Yet why should I, after all, abuse the gadabout propensities of my countrymen?
And besides, hard though it was for the mother to bear the dread of illness, the illnesses themselves, and the grief of seeing signs of evil propensities in her children--the children themselves were even now repaying her in small joys for her sufferings.
Hasegawa has shown that individual human IgG clones possess distinctive RB inducing propensities that can surface differently under normal and abnormal cellular conditions.
General risk propensity measured through the GRP scale is found to be significantly correlated with openness, ambiguity tolerance, and three specific types of risk propensity, namely financial, gambling, and social risk propensities.