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  • nounabsorption
  • nounbias

synonyms for prepossession

  • captivation
  • concentration
  • engagement
  • engrossment
  • enthrallment
  • fascination
  • hang-up
  • holding
  • immersion
  • intentness
  • involvement
  • occupation
  • preoccupation
  • raptness
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antonyms for prepossession

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  • surrender
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How to use prepossession in a sentence

The fairest observers misconstrue all motives to action, where any received prepossession has found an hypothesis.
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
The chase, after all, was a fortunate accident, for it created a vast prepossession in favor of our assumed identity.
IN HOSTILE REDJOSEPH ALTSHELER
What prepossession, what blindness must it be to compare the son of Sophronicus to the son of Mary!
THE BEST OF THE WORLD'S CLASSICS, RESTRICTED TO PROSE, VOL. VII (OF X)--CONTINENTAL EUROPE IVARIOUS
I believed that it was in vain to hope to recover the favourable prepossession and tranquillity I had lately enjoyed.
CALEB WILLIAMSWILLIAM GODWIN
Notwithstanding this assertion you will, I know, adhere to your first prepossession in favour of prompt confessions.
A LAODICEANTHOMAS HARDY
Prepossession has almost everything to do with the commencement of belief.
SOME CHRISTIAN CONVICTIONSHENRY SLOANE COFFIN
Even that Sophy had once saved his life could now no longer shake Marie's doleful prepossession.
SOPHY OF KRAVONIAANTHONY HOPE
And we need not fear that this instinctive and unavowed prepossession will turn the scientist aside from the search for the true.
MAJOR PROPHETS OF TO-DAYEDWIN E. SLOSSON
The emperor's prepossession was increased and justified by the discreet pride of his favorite.
THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIREEDWARD GIBBON
With this favorable prepossession they summoned to their aid the science, or rather the language, of Metaphysics.
THE HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIREEDWARD GIBBON
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