Jane's alertness in moving, proved her as ready as her aunt had preconceived
opinions, foregone determinations, are all I have at this hour to stand by: there I plant my foot.
Copperfield, and I had to lay claim to myself, and they had to divest themselves of a preconceived
opinion that Traddles was Mr.
Candor will oblige us to admit that even such men may be actuated by upright intentions; and it cannot be doubted that much of the opposition which has made its appearance, or may hereafter make its appearance, will spring from sources, blameless at least, if not respectable -- the honest errors of minds led astray by preconceived
jealousies and fears.
All this strangely conflicted with Betts' preconceived
opinion of a French woman's selfishness, and, while he was disposed to believe his adored perfection, he almost feared it was a trick.
A mind disposed to lunacy would readily be led away by such suggestions - especially if chiming in with favorite preconceived
ideas - and then I called to mind the poor fellow's speech about the beetle's being "the index of his fortune.
And just as zero pops up instead of the number, so does our affinity come along and upset all our preconceived
notions of the type of girl we should like to marry.
The water foamed as it fell in rapids and cataracts, which confirmed the doctor in his preconceived
ideas on the subject.
Nor did it precisely comport with my preconceived
ideas of the dignity of divine messengers," remarked Professor Porter, "when the--ah--gentleman tied two highly respectable and erudite scholars neck to neck and dragged them through the jungle as though they had been cows.
One of these women so despised the other, and so longed to express her contempt for her (perhaps she had only come for that very purpose, as Rogojin said next day), that howsoever fantastical was the other woman, howsoever afflicted her spirit and disturbed her understanding, no preconceived
idea of hers could possibly stand up against that deadly feminine contempt of her rival.
For in the first hour of meeting you, I had an impression of your eminent and perhaps exclusive fitness to supply that need (connected, I may say, with such activity of the affections as even the preoccupations of a work too special to be abdicated could not uninterruptedly dissimulate); and each succeeding opportunity for observation has given the impression an added depth by convincing me more emphatically of that fitness which I had preconceived
, and thus evoking more decisively those affections to which I have but now referred.
Evidently it was no less difficult for him to readjust his preconceived
conclusions than it is for most human beings; but finally the idea percolated--which it might never have done had he been a man, or I might qualify that statement by saying had he been some men.