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  • s  creating an unfavorable or neutral first impression

  • But the Faina's cargo surprised Ali and his men and sent alarm bells ringing around the world the unprepossessing freighter was carrying 33 Russian T-72 tanks and a host of other .
  • Improbable as it may seem, this unprepossessing town of moldy red-tiled villas surrounded by virgin tropical forest and white-sand beaches was named, a few years ago, as the world .
  • I am a chronicler of Empire, and for me the most vividly fateful spot in Asia, a landmark where one empire allegorically gave way to another, is an unprepossessing industrial .
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  • Tony Luke's fires up the grill in Maple Shade
    In case you missed the unprepossessing sign posted outside Laurel Lanes on Route 73 for the last month heralding its coming: the king of all sandwich shops, Tony Luke’s, finally arrived in Maple Shade
    Aug. 14, 2013 - Burlington County Times

  • Cardinal Edward Egan in FOXNews
    I think he'll play well as soon as people come to know him,said New York Cardinal Edward Egan (search). "This is a very unprepossessing, humble, and if I may say, lovely gentleman."
  • Ian McEwan in SFA The Pine Log Online
    He belonged to that class of men-vaguely unprepossessing, often bald, short, fat, clever-who were unaccountably attractive to certain beautiful women,McEwan writes in his opening sentence.
  • Billy Bragg in Times Online
    He had this unerring ability to make unprepossessing blokes look cool: Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Johnny Moped, me,Billy Bragg writes in Reasons to Be Cheerful. "Misfits in the pantheon of pop, Barney made us look magnificent."

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