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prejudice
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
to have unreasonable belief — especially when 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
  • "My hair was quite long till yesterday, when I cut it off; but I dare say it will grow again very soon," she added apologetically, thinking it probable the gypsies had a strong prejudice in favor of long hair.
    1.11 -- Book 1 Chapter 11 -- Maggie Tries to Run away from Her Shadow (45% in)
  • Chapter VI Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice against the Present of a Pocket-Knife In that dark time of December, the sale of the household furniture lasted beyond the middle of the second day.
    3.6 -- Book 3 Chapter 6 -- Tending to Refute the Popular Prejudice…. (0% in)
  • I should begin to have a prejudice against them.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- Another Love-Scene (15% in)
  • Since you are my tutor, you ought to preserve my mind from prejudices; you are always arguing against prejudices.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- Another Love-Scene (17% in)
  • Since you are my tutor, you ought to preserve my mind from prejudices; you are always arguing against prejudices.
    5.4 -- Book 5 Chapter 4 -- Another Love-Scene (17% in)
  • I mean your extending the enmity to a helpless girl, who has too much sense and goodness to share their narrow prejudices.
    6.8 -- Book 6 Chapter 8 -- Wakem in a New Light (50% in)
  • But to minds strongly marked by the positive and negative qualities that create severity,—strength of will, conscious rectitude of purpose, narrowness of imagination and intellect, great power of self-control, and a disposition to exert control over others,—prejudices come as the natural food of tendencies which can get no sustenance out of that complex, fragmentary, doubt-provoking knowledge which we call truth.
    6.12 -- Book 6 Chapter 12 -- A Family Party (88% in)
  • Let a prejudice be bequeathed, carried in the air, adopted by hearsay, caught in through the eye,—however it may come, these minds will give it a habitation; it is something to assert strongly and bravely, something to fill up the void of spontaneous ideas, something to impose on others with the authority of conscious right; it is at once a staff and a baton.
    6.12 -- Book 6 Chapter 12 -- A Family Party (89% in)
  • Every prejudice that will answer these purposes is self-evident.
    6.12 -- Book 6 Chapter 12 -- A Family Party (92% in)
  • Our good, upright Tom Tulliver's mind was of this class; his inward criticism of his father's faults did not prevent him from adopting his father's prejudice; it was a prejudice against a man of lax principle and lax life, and it was a meeting-point for all the disappointed feelings of family and personal pride.
    6.12 -- Book 6 Chapter 12 -- A Family Party (93% in)
  • Our good, upright Tom Tulliver's mind was of this class; his inward criticism of his father's faults did not prevent him from adopting his father's prejudice; it was a prejudice against a man of lax principle and lax life, and it was a meeting-point for all the disappointed feelings of family and personal pride.
    6.12 -- Book 6 Chapter 12 -- A Family Party (93% in)

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