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impartial
used in The Mill on the Floss

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without favoritism or bias
  • As she sat in Mrs. Tulliver's arm-chair, no impartial observer could have denied that for a woman of fifty she had a very comely face and figure, though Tom and Maggie considered their aunt Glegg as the type of ugliness.
    1.7 — Book 1 Chapter 7 — Enter the Aunts and Uncles (0% in)
  • But the fine old season meant well; and if he has not learned the secret how to bless men impartially, it is because his father Time, with ever-unrelenting unrelenting purpose, still hides that secret in his own mighty, slow-beating heart.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Christmas Holidays (10% in)
  • ...that were threatening to hurry Mr. Tulliver into "law," Mrs. Tulliver's monotonous pleading had doubtless its share of force; it might even be comparable to that proverbial feather which has the credit or discredit of breaking the camel's back; though, on a strictly impartial view, the blame ought rather to lie with the previous weight of feathers which had already placed the back in such imminent peril that an otherwise innocent feather could not settle on it without mischief.
    2.2 — Book 2 Chapter 2 — The Christmas Holidays (71% in)
  • If, in the maiden days of the Dodson sisters, their Bibles opened more easily at some parts than others, it was because of dried tulip-petals, which had been distributed quite impartially, without preference for the historical, devotional, or doctrinal.
    4.1 — Book 4 Chapter 1 — A Variation of Protestantism Unknown to Bossuet (54% in)
  • You are not impartial, and I think any barrel-organ splendid.
    6.3 — Book 6 Chapter 3 — Confidential Moments (49% in)
  • Tom waited less nervously than he had done on a former occasion in this apartment, while his uncle took out his snuff-box and gratified each nostril with deliberate impartiality.
    6.5 — Book 6 Chapter 5 — Showing That Tom Had Opened the Oyster (6% in)
  • ...maxims is the popular representative of the minds that are guided in their moral judgment solely by general rules, thinking that these will lead them to justice by a ready-made patent method, without the trouble of exerting patience, discrimination, impartiality,—without any care to assure themselves whether they have the insight that comes from a hardly earned estimate of temptation, or from a life vivid and intense enough to have created a wide fellow-feeling with all that is human.
    7.2 — Book 7 Chapter 2 — St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (99% in)

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