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prepossess
used in Sense and Sensibility

3 uses
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Definition
to be preoccupied

or:

to influence opinion ahead of time
  • If she suspected ANY prepossession elsewhere, it could not be in THAT quarter.
    Chapter 37 (74% in)
  • Your sister need not have any scruple even of visiting HER, which, to say the truth, has been a little the case, and very naturally; for we only knew that Mrs. Jennings was the widow of a man who had got all his money in a low way; and Fanny and Mrs. Ferrars were both strongly prepossessed, that neither she nor her daughters were such kind of women as Fanny would like to associate with.
    Chapter 33 (99% in)
  • "His regard for her, infinitely surpassing anything that Willoughby ever felt or feigned, as much more warm, as more sincere or constant—which ever we are to call it— has subsisted through all the knowledge of dear Marianne's unhappy prepossession for that worthless young man!
    Chapter 45 (63% in)

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