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Sunday, January 03, 2016

Definitions for prepossessing

  1. that impresses favorably; engaging or attractive: a confident and prepossessing young man.

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Citations for prepossessing
Her manners were by no means so elegant as her sister's, but they were much more prepossessing. She came in with a smile, smiled all the time of her visit, except when she laughed, and smiled when she went away. Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, 1811
The lead single and title track attempt an answer, with instantly loveable Beatle harmonies, a touch of harpsichord, and bright backing vocals. But saying that Paul McCartney wrote a bouncy, prepossessing song on the high side of passable is like saying that a bird laid an egg. Ben Greenman, "The Generic Genius of Paul McCartney," The New Yorker, October 14, 2013
Origin of prepossessing
1635-1645
Prepossessing entered English in the mid-1600s.
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