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prepossessing
used in Oliver Twist

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creating a favorable impression ahead of time
  • He seemed about five-and-twenty years of age, and was of the middle height; his countenance was frank and handsome; and his demeanor easy and prepossessing.
    Chapter 34 — Contains Some Introductory Particulars Relative to a Young.... (23% in)
  • Now, the fact was, that in the inmost recesses of his own heart, Mr. Grimwig was strongly disposed to admit that Oliver's appearance and manner were unusually prepossessing; but he had a strong appetite for contradiction, sharpened on this occasion by the finding of the orange-peel; and, inwardly determining that no man should dictate to him whether a boy was well-looking or not, he had resolved, from the first, to oppose his friend.
    Chapter 14 — Comprising Further Particulars of Oliver's Stay at Mr.... (70% in)

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