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bias
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • For, indeed, who is there alive that will not be swayed by his bias and partiality to the place of his birth?
  • Now your honour is to know, that these judges are persons appointed to decide all controversies of property, as well as for the trial of criminals, and picked out from the most dexterous lawyers, who are grown old or lazy; and having been biassed all their lives against truth and equity, lie under such a fatal necessity of favouring fraud, perjury, and oppression, that I have known some of them refuse a large bribe from the side where justice lay, rather than injure the faculty, by…

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  • She has a bias against young people.
  • Everyone knows she is too biased to act as an impartial judge.

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