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bias
used in Sense and Sensibility

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Definition
a personal preference — especially a prejudice that prevents objective consideration

or:

any tendency to move in a particular direction — such as a car that tends to want to swerve toward the right
  • If you could be supposed to be biased in any respect by your own feelings, your opinion would not be worth having.
    Chapter 24 (74% in)

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  • Mrs. Dashwood would have interrupted her instantly with soothing tenderness, had not Elinor, who really wished to hear her sister's unbiased opinion, by an eager sign, engaged her silence.
    Chapter 47 (13% in)
  • His temper might perhaps be a little soured by finding, like many others of his sex, that through some unaccountable bias in favour of beauty, he was the husband of a very silly woman,—but she knew that this kind of blunder was too common for any sensible man to be lastingly hurt by it.
    Chapter 20 (35% in)

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