44 Verbs to Use for the Word bias
The fact is, he was a member of our society, which naturally gave a friendly bias to our judgments; and his person was universally familiar to the cockneys, which gave him, with the whole London public, a temporary popularity, that his pretensions are not capable of supporting; for opinionum commenta delet dies, naturæ judicia confirmat.
The Colonists emigrated from you when this part of your character was most predominant; and they took this bias and direction the moment they parted from your hands.
This juryman is showing bias.
If we should pursue our studies and arrange our argumentsif we should explain words and interpret languageunder such a bias, what must inevitably be the results?
The best talesthe famous Leatherstocking serieswere begun two years after "The Spy." Susceptible patriotism has discovered in his writings an anti-English bias, but "The Spy" is rather a proof of balanced judgment in the midst of sharp national antagonisms.
The fact that a belief is "consoling," quite independently of its truth or falsehood, creates a bias towards its acceptance.
If she couldn't thwart Victor herself, she would be much obliged to anybody who could and did; and she was nothing loath to betray her bias by looking kindly upon her self-appointed champion.
We use also pictures of public buildings, and of the different trades; by the former, the children acquire much information, from the explanations which are given to them of the use of buildings, in what year they were built, &c.; whilst by the latter, we are enabled to find out the bias of a child's inclination.
How is it, we may be asked, that artists, who are supposed, from their early discipline, to have overcome all conventional bias, and also to have acquired the more difficult power of analyzing their models, so as to contemplate them in their separate elements, have so often varied as to their ideas of Beauty?
The Signor Gradenigo was born with all the sympathies and natural kindliness of other men, but accident, and an education which had received a strong bias from the institutions of the self-styled Republic, had made him the creature of a conventional policy.
Even Father Zeus himself acknowledged a bias for sacred Ilium and its king and people over all the cities of terrestrial men beneath the sun and starry heaven.
He cultivated this bias till his fifteenth year, when he became the pupil of Mr. (since Dr.) Borlase, of Penzance, an ingenious surgeon, intending to prepare himself for graduating as a physician at Edinburgh.
MATTHEW GREEN FROM THE SPLEEN To cure the mind's wrong bias, spleen Some recommend the bowling-green; Some, hilly walks; all, exercise; Fling but a stone, the giant dies.
As a boy, he had too much force, originality, and decided bias of nature to be what is called a "good boy,"one of those unfortunate children whose weakness of individuality passes for moral excellence, and who give their guardians so little trouble in the early development and so much trouble in the maturity of their mediocrity.
In what a puzzling neutrality is the poor soul that moves betwixt two such ponderous biases?
When editors can escape the bias of contemporary thought and feeling, when their judgments are refined by distance and mellowed by the new literary standards of the intervening years,when in fact Wordsworth is as far away from his critics as Shakespeare now isit may be possible to adjust a final text.
In deciding the case of the applicant, William Dudd, he felt no bias of any kind, and the Tribunal's decision to grant total exemption was made wholly out of regard to the young man's prospects, and not in the interest of Prongingham's, Ltd. (Cheers.)
Happily for himself, and for mankind, this excellent person surmounted a constitutional bias to indolence and retirement.
She could not fit a bias to save her life; she could only stitch up a straight slant, and leave the rest to nature and fate.
To lead, he must follow the general bias.
This avowed political or social bias has, I infer, bred among the American people the conviction that justice is not administered indifferently to all men, wherefore the bench is not respected with us as, for instance, it is in Great Britain, where law and politics are sundered.
For he hath a strong bias put into his understanding, which will unavoidably misguide his assent, who hath imbibed WRONG PRINCIPLES, and has blindly given himself up to the authority of any opinion in itself not evidently true.
Adj. affected, characterized, formed, molded, cast; attempered^, tempered; framed; predisposed; prone, inclined; having a bias &c n.; tinctured with, imbued with, penetrated with, eaten up with. inborn, inbred, ingrained; deep-rooted, ineffaceable, inveterate; pathoscopic^; congenital, dyed in the wool, implanted by nature, inherent, in the grain.
Lord, how his wit holds bias like a bowl! COOMES.
This may be accounted for, on the supposition that the prejudices of the Egyptians relative to this class of men, extended to both Greece and Italy, and imparted a bias to popular opinion. TO MAKE SAUSAGES.