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double standard

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Definition an expectation that applies more strictly to one group than to another; (the term is usually used disapprovingly)
  • I'm not even embarrassed by my double standard.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • When Mark had gone, I said, "We've got a double standard in this room, Pig.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • And she would bear the brunt of that poison, not me—I was fully aware of the Afghan double standard that favored my gender.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Didn't you call them the men of the double standard?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I don't like double standards.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Twilight
  • To keep this game up you and Glubose must see to it that each of these two fools has a sort of double standard.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • But, like John, I'm simply complying with their moral code and refusing to grant them a double standard at my expense.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Emma appears to have a double standard.
    John Berendt  --  Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  • Maybe it was because I had been raised by men; I hadn't grown up around women and had never been exposed firsthand to the double standard with which Afghan society sometimes treated them.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Then you will see the rise of the men of the double standard-the men who live by force, yet count on those who live by trade to create the value of their looted money-the men who are the hitchhikers of virtue.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • Such is the secret core of your creed, the other half of your double standard: it is immoral to live by your own effort, but moral to live by the effort of others-it is immoral to consume your own product, but moral to consume the products of others-it is immoral to earn, but moral to mooch-it is the parasites who are the moral justification for the existence of the producers, but the existence of the parasites is an end in itself-it is evil to profit by achievement, but good to profit...
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • It's such a double standard!"
    Rebecca Stead  --  Goodbye Stranger

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