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.