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It’s possible in cases of covid-related reactions, Stukus said, that the virus is “unmasking somebody who is predisposed to have hives and swelling.”

Research has shown genes may predispose not only our height, eye color, or weight, but also our vulnerability to mental ill-health, longevity, intelligence, and impulsivity.

Yes, we’re each predisposed to do better in some events than others, and muscle fibers play a role.

If a tiny movement delay is enough to conjure up spirits, perhaps our brains are predisposed at some deep level to imagine ghosts are walking among us.

Why do we see ghosts?Jake BittleOctober 6, 2020Popular Science

The harder question is what predisposes some runners more than others to this kind of damage.

However, she was predisposed in favor of the cyclist, whose manners were exceptional.

The renewed spectacle of his own wound had predisposed Robert to feel a great and tearful sympathy for himself.

The RegentE. Arnold Bennett

When one's antecedents have not been of a licit character, one is predisposed to make extraordinary excuses for others.

Perhaps his respect for authority, and the tinge of superstition in his temperament, predisposed him to sympathy.

The English Church in the Eighteenth CenturyCharles J. Abbey and John H. Overton

Some horses are naturally endowed with weak digestive organs, and such are predisposed to this condition.

Special Report on Diseases of the HorseUnited States Department of Agriculture

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