Preconceiving
Preconceive Pre`con*ceive", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preconceived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preconceiving}.] To conceive, or form an opinion of, beforehand; to form a previous notion or idea of. [1913 Webster]

In a dead plain the way seemeth the longer, because the eye hath preconceived it shorter than the truth. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


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  • Preconceive — Pre con*ceive , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Preconceived}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Preconceiving}.] To conceive, or form an opinion of, beforehand; to form a previous notion or idea of. [1913 Webster] In a dead plain the way seemeth the longer, because the eye …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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