American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Obsolete To have a propensity; incline or tend.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lean forward; incline; he propense or disposed in favor of anything.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. rare To lean toward a thing; to be favorably inclined or disposed; to incline; to tend.
- From Latin prōpendēre. (Wiktionary)
- Latin prōpendēre : prō-, forward; see pro-1 + pendēre, to hang; see (s)pen- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“His eyes are like a balance, apt to propend each way, and to be weighed down with every wench's looks, his heart a weathercock, his affection tinder, or naphtha itself, which every fair object, sweet smile, or mistress's favour sets on fire.”
“He will sometimes propend much to us upon the reading a good writer, and at Bellarmine  recoils as far back again; and the fathers justle him from one side to another.”
“He will sometimes propend to us upon the reading a good writer, and at Bellarmine recoils as far back again; and the fathers justle him from one side to another.”
“God draws, and they propend towards God.; and the world draws, and they incline to the world.”
“For I question not, but God can so qualify and determine the will of a rational agent, (and that without the least diminution to its natural freedom,) that the inclination and bias of it shall wholly propend to good, and that from a mere love of goodness itself, without any consideration of a further recompence.”
“Now, as for those in our church who contend for the ceremonies, many of them are led by such _argumenta inartificialia_, as wealth, preferment, &c., and if conscience be at all looked to by them, yet they only throw and extort an assent and allowance from it, when worldly respects have made them to propend and incline to an anterior liking of the ceremonies.”
“I have just couple of question could you talk little more about the progress as far as looking towards infrastructure and Basin in I know there was talk of a lot of needs including just even getting sand or propend up there.”
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