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  • He readily acceded to the proposal, and appeared to be prepossessed by the frank good-nature of the individual from whom it emanated.
  • Kate had never said a word about having met either of these gentlemen; ’that,’ she thought, ’argues that she is strongly prepossessed in favour of one of them.’
  • In fact, Miss Knag had conceived an incipient affection for Kate Nickleby, after witnessing her failure that morning, and this short conversation with her superior increased the favourable prepossession to a most surprising extent; which was the more remarkable, as when she first scanned that young lady’s face and figure, she had entertained certain inward misgivings that they would never agree.

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  • The idea of his failure prepossesses him.
  • M. Krempe was a little squat man with a gruff voice and a repulsive countenance; the teacher, therefore, did not prepossess me in favour of his pursuits.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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