PREDISPOSE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PREDISPOSE
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 v.  give inclination toward; make susceptible to; settle or dispose of in advance
Classic Sentence:
1  Semi-starvation and neglected colds had predisposed most of the pupils to receive infection: forty-five out of the eighty girls lay ill at one time.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER IX
2  There was, indeed, so deep a blush over Fanny's face at that moment as might warrant strong suspicion in a predisposed mind.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Example Sentence:
1  They take pains to hire people whose personalities predispose them to serve customers well.
2  There is evidence to suggest that certain factors predispose some individuals to criminal behaviour.
3  Genetic influences apparently predispose people to certain forms of cancer.
4  His early training predisposed him to a life of adventure.
5  Researchers have discovered that the children of these patients are genetically predisposed to cancer.
6  His lifestyle predisposed him to high blood pressure.