unprepossessed love

Definitions

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  • adj. Not prepossessed; unbiased

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not prepossessed; not biased by previous opinions; not prejudiced.

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Examples

  • When we take up an ancient text, seeking to understand it and expecting it to speak to us, deep calling to our deep, we do so with certain presuppositions, inexplicit and unconscious, never with an empty, unprepossessed mind.

    Circle of understanding

  • If any thing has fallen under your observation, either on the one side or the other, I intreat you to lay it totally aside; to come to the consideration of this subject with cool, dispassionate, unprejudiced, unprepossessed minds, to attend to the evidence that will be laid before you, and to that evidence alone -- by that evidence let the Defendants stand or fall.

    The Trial of Charles Random de Berenger, Sir Thomas Cochrane, commonly called Lord Cochrane, the Hon. Andrew Cochrane Johnstone, Richard Gathorne Butt, Ralph Sandom, Alexander M'Rae, John Peter Holloway, and Henry Lyte for A Conspiracy In the Court of King's Bench, Guildhall, on Wednesday the 8th, and Thursday the 9th of June, 1814

  • It was extremely unusual to have callers shown in in this unceremonious fashion, even if she had been rather unprepossessed by these particular callers.

    The Beloved Woman

  • I HAD never heard the remark made by any one in my life, except by one; and who that was will probably come out in this chapter; so that being pretty much unprepossessed, there must have been grounds for what struck me the moment I cast my eyes over the parterre—and that was the unaccountable sport of nature in forming such numbers of dwarfs.

    37. The Dwarf. Paris

  • "Maybe you're telling the truth, at that," she announced suddenly, eyes coldly unprepossessed.

    The Day of Days An Extravaganza

  • I had never heard the remark made by any one in my life, except by one; and who that was will probably come out in this chapter; so that being pretty much unprepossessed, there must have been grounds for what struck me the moment I cast my eyes over the parterre, — and that was, the unaccountable sport of Nature in forming such numbers of dwarfs. —

    A sentimental journey through France and Italy

  • For in the first, it finds the mind naked and unprepossessed with any former notions, and so easily and insensibly gains upon the assent, grows up with it, and incorporates into it.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. I.

  • Maria had, she told me, professed herself to be unprepossessed when she came into

    Vicissitudes in Genteel Life

  • I had never heard the remark made by any one in my life, except by one; and who that was will probably come out in this chapter; so that being pretty much unprepossessed, there must have been grounds for what struck me the moment I cast my eyes over the parterre, - and that was, the unaccountable sport of Nature in forming such numbers of dwarfs.

    A Sentimental Journey

  • I had never heard the remark made by any one in my life, except by one; and who that was will probably come out in this chapter; so that being pretty much unprepossessed, there must have been grounds for what struck me the moment I cast my eyes over the parterre, -- and that was, the unaccountable sport of Nature in forming such numbers of dwarfs.

    A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy

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