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prejudice

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Definition to have unreasonable belief that is unfair to members of a race, religion, or other group

or more generally:

to have (or create in others) an unreasonable belief that prevents objective (unbiased) consideration of an issue or situation

law:  In legal use, prejudice can mean harm or to cause harm. Additionally, it has a very specific meaning when seen in the form without prejudice or with prejudice.  Without prejudice means that a lawsuit or proceeding ended without legal conclusions. In a civil case, that means a case could be re-filed in the future as though the proceeding never happened. With prejudice means the lawsuit or proceeding was dismissed and cannot be re-filed by the plaintiff with the same claim.
  • The group works to eliminate racial prejudice.
prejudice = unreasonable and unfair belief or feeling
  • Seeing the defendant wear prison clothes may prejudice the jury against the defendant.
  • prejudice = create an unfair belief in
  • And no matter where you run into it, prejudice obscures the truth.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • prejudice = unreasonable and unfair beliefs or feelings — especially against members of a race, religion, or other group
  • "...his impressions were highly prejudiced in favor of the blacks and against the Spanish slave owners."
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • prejudiced = with beliefs or feelings that prevent objective consideration
  • I have also found that few things, if any, are capable of making one so blind and narrow as race prejudice.
    Booker T. Washington  --  Up From Slavery: An Autobiography
  • prejudice = unreasonable and unfair belief or feeling
  • I don't think I was prejudiced or anything — I just didn't think much about black people.
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • prejudiced = having unreasonable and unfair beliefs or feelings against members of a race, religion, or other group
  • It was one of those rare smiles ... [that] concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just so far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of  you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • prejudice = bias (unreasonable belief)
  • When I asked about prejudice I was told, "Sure there was prejudice, horrible prejudice, but that's how things were then."
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • prejudice = unfair belief about members of a group
  • If we had fed, clothed, and loved her, invited her into our churches and homes, we wouldn't be prejudiced against her.
    Delia Owens  --  Where the Crawdads Sing
  • prejudiced = having unreasonable and unfair beliefs
  • Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • prejudiced = unreasonable and unfair in beliefs about a group of people
  • The old man appeared to have forgotten his prejudice against drinking a full liter.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • prejudice = unreasonable belief
  • I wished to acquire the simplicity, native feelings, and virtues of savage life; to divest myself of the factitious habits, prejudices and imperfections of civilization; .... and to find, amidst the solitude and grandeur of the western wilds, more correct views of human nature and of the true interests of man.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • prejudices = unreasonable beliefs caused by bias
  • ...they would come here and bring their prejudiced attitude with them.
    Ernest J. Gaines  --  A Lesson Before Dying
  • prejudiced = unreasonable and unfair beliefs or feelings — especially against members of a race, religion, or other group
  • And in the midst of it, the picture of the prejudice and bigotry from which I had just come flashed into my mind,
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • prejudice = unreasonable and unfair belief or feeling
  • Not that he was prejudiced or anything, but he just wanted to know.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • prejudiced = had unreasonable and unfair beliefs or feelings — especially against members of a race, religion, or other group
  • He has a prejudice against the English middle class.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • prejudice = unreasonable and unfair beliefs or feelings
  • But maybe I'm being a bit prejudiced.
    Athol Fugard  --  Master Harold...and the Boys
  • prejudiced = unreasonable and unfair in holding beliefs or feelings that prevent objective consideration
  • Of course, I knew God was white too, but no one could have made me believe he was prejudiced.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • prejudiced = had unreasonable and unfair beliefs and feelings against members of a particular race or ethnic group
  • But once Celibidache and the rest of the committee saw her in the flesh, all those long-held prejudices began to compete with the winning first impression they had of her performance.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • prejudices = unreasonable and unfair beliefs or feelings about members of a race, gender or other group
  • Sure there was prejudice,
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
prejudice = unfair belief about members of a group

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