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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PREPOSSESS

Their thin and pallid faces did not prepossess me in favour of the life they were leading.

But again I ask, do not strive to prepossess me against him.

All this formed an ensemble which did not prepossess one in his favor.

The first view I had of this individual did not prepossess me in his favour.

I saw him again, as you shall hear, but he failed to prepossess me in his favour.

What we hear of Frisby Morton does not tend to prepossess us in his favor.

This was a measure which I could not but approve, and endeavoured by some small presents to prepossess our couriers in our favour.

If you prepossess your mind with a theme, you do not give him an even chance.

He was a tall, fine-looking man, thin and not badly made, but there was something in his face which did not prepossess one.

He was a tall, stout fellow, but of a low and brutish appearance, which did not prepossess one in his favor.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "to get possession of beforehand," from pre- + possess. Meaning "to possess (a person) beforehand with a feeling, notion, etc." is from 1630s; specifically, "to cause (someone) to have a favorable opinion of something" (1640s). Related: Prepossessed; prepossessing.

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