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    Default Prone

    "This man is fat an prone". What does prone mean when used like that?

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    Default Re: Prone

    "lying down"

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    Default Re: Prone

    Lying on his stomach with his face downward.

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    Default Re: Prone

    Well, yes, that's what all the dictionaries say; but it does not make much sense in this context. My text contrasts the fat and prone man with someone who is lean and does a lot of work, so I thought it might be in the direction of "lazy".

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    Default Re: Prone

    The man is probably so fat that he's unable to do anything else.

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    Default Re: Prone

    This was probably the intention. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Prone

    You're welcome.

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