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prejudice
used in Moby Dick

4 uses
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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
  • Be it said, that though I had felt such a strong repugnance to his smoking in the bed the night before, yet see how elastic our stiff prejudices grow when love once comes to bend them.
    Chapters 10-12 — A Bosom Friend; Nightgown; Biographical (66% in)
  • Still, looking round me again, and seeing no possible chance of spending a sufferable night unless in some other person's bed, I began to think that after all I might be cherishing unwarrantable prejudices against this unknown harpooneer.
    Chapters 1-3 — Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (66% in)
  • I saw that under the mask of these half humorous innuendoes, this old seaman, as an insulated Quakerish Nantucketer, was full of his insular prejudices, and rather distrustful of all aliens, unless they hailed from Cape Cod or the Vineyard.
    Chapters 16-18 — The Ship; The Ramadan; His Mark (16% in)
  • Only the most unprejudiced of men like Stubb, nowadays partake of cooked whales; but the Esquimaux are not so fastidious.
    Chapters 64-66 — Stubb's Supper; The Whale as a Dish; The Shark Massacre (69% in)

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