He had not even seen the bey, and it could not have arisen from any prepossession in his favour.
But this only subjected me to reproach, as having a prepossession in his favour which I would not own.
What I seem to see is that he and I both approach Christianity with a prepossession, with, as he says, "a philosophy."
It may take him two or three years to come even on it; but it is a prepossession with him.
However, with all his foibles, he is a charming creature, and prepossession only can blind you to his merit.'
Hadn't he usually a prepossession in his heart for some young lady?
Who cannot perceive in these words the surest marks of prepossession and fear?
Could he swear that he had never whispered with the present object of his prepossession?
Here was her prepossession all the while—that the thing would seem absurd, not that there was sin in it.
If she suspected any prepossession elsewhere, it could not be in that quarter.