During hot days he had a propensity for walking around in just his boxers.
Men have a slight increased propensity towards baldness.
A propensity for violence is in no doubt.
That may be one way early nutrition can affect adult propensity to disease.
Natural propensity to war is the motive force in primitive societies only.
The presence of bedding or cleavage planes against the general slope reduces the propensity for mass movements to grade the slope.
This is valuable information as we struggle with how to engage early-adopters who demonstrate a high propensity for commercial avoidance.
Widening the differentials in the vehicle excise duty system could increase the propensity to purchase very low emissions vehicles.
Scottish children have shown an alarming propensity to grow overweight which can lead to serious diseases in later life.
A higher propensity to consume of video is a distinguishing feature of 3G networks.
A change in the marginal propensity to consume causes a pivotal change in the consumption function.
A risk propensity variable indicates an agent's inclination to carry out investments.
A propensity necessary for understanding the dynamics of labor market changes is the migration propensity.
Even dentists are getting into the act, offering testing for a genetic propensity to peridontal disease.
There was a propensity for evidence.
Propensity theories obey the probability of calculus.
Second, in the past, technological improvements did not decrease human beings' propensity to wage war; they only made people better at killing.
Its habits much resemble those of the rest of the group to which it belongs; and, like the leopard, when it happens to come within reach of an abundant and easy prey, as the sheep or calves of an outlying farming station, it kills far more than it can eat, either for the sake of the blood only or to gratify its propensity for destruction.
But, as he grew stronger, his desire for their good opinion paled before an overmastering propensity to meddle in the affairs of foreign nations.
The propensity to "tiller" is of the greatest importance, as it multiplies the resources of the farmer.
In the child the physical, intellectual and moral peculiarities which afterwards distinguished the man were plainly discernible: great muscular strength accompanied by much awkwardness and many infirmities; great quickness of parts, with a morbid propensity to sloth and procrastination; a kind and generous heart, with a gloomy and irritable temper.
Believing in the perfectibility of the race, that there are no innate principles, and therefore no original propensity to evil, he considered that "our virtues and our vices may be traced to the incidents which make the history of our lives, and if these incidents could be divested of every improper tendency, vice would be extirpated from the world."
He admits, however, benevolent being as a second object, on the ground that such an object, having a like virtuous propensity, " is, as it were, enlarged, extends to, and in some sort comprehends being in general."
His disease took was a propensity to utter blasphemy, and especially to renounce his share in the benefits of the redemption.
An unhappy propensity to duelling, the origin in Arkansas of the bowie-knife, - from an alleged use of which Arkansas received the nickname, which it has always retained, of the " toothpick state," - and other backwoods associations gave the state a reputation which to some extent has survived in spite of many years of sober history.
Identity, then, whether of self or object, there is none, and the supposition of objects, distinct from impressions, is but a further consequence of our " propensity to feign."
We find Newton's theorem, that "action and reaction are equal and opposite," stated with approximate precision in his treatise Della scienza meccanica, which contains the substance of lectures delivered during his professorship at Padua; and the same principle is involved in the axiom enunciated in the third of his mechanical dialogues, that "the propensity of a body to fall is equal to the least resistance which suffices to support it."
Although the Makhzan is mainly devoted to philosophic meditations, the propensity of Nizämi's genius to purely epic poetry, which was soon to assert itself in a more independent form, makes itself felt even here, all the twenty chapters being interspersed with short tales illustrative of the maxims set forth in each.
He had already given several proofs of his noble but overscrupulous conscientiousness, and at the same time of a propensity to paradox.
He asserts that the inherited propensity to evil is not strictly a sin, which is only committed when the conscious self yields to vicious inclination.