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Franz Saran in Das Ubersetzen aus dem Mittelhochdeutschen (Halle: Niemeyer, 1922, frequently reprinted) explains how the whole German semantic corpus underwent a process of Verritterlichung' in the twelfth century to reflect the prepossessions of the sponsors of courtly literature.
But it is not just horses who have different prepossessions.
Mr King suggests a Government-backed prepossessions scheme could include a scheme to set an affordable commercial rental rate between lender and borrower to help thousands of people across the UK.
Today, however, some American theologians--identified with Chicago naturalism, liberation and process theologies, the environmentalist movement, and comparative theology--do not see their theological work as necessarily entailing any Christian prepossessions.
A person's lingual prepossessions are affective-cognitive fusions--made by him and previous speakers--with objective realities across the "stem of stress.
It is worth noting Desmond Ryan's observations that 'Denis Gwynn's total lack of humour, political prepossessions and post-war disillusion colour(ed) his otherwise living portrait of Pearse .
to] pursue truth regardless of prepossessions, and regardless of established theories.
Not a Term passes without this Court being importuned to review convictions, had in States throughout the country, in which substantial claims are made that a jury trial has been distorted because of inflammatory newspaper accounts--too often, as in this case, with the prosecutor's collaboration--exerting pressures upon potential jurors before trial and even during the course of trial, thereby making it extremely difficult, if not impossible, to secure a jury capable of taking in, free of prepossessions, evidence submitted in open court.
Indeed, writes Sartre, "what the writer requires of the reader is not the application of an abstract freedom but the gift of his whole person, with his passions, his prepossessions, his sympathies, his sexual temperament, and his scale of values" (Literature, 51).