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a priori
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
knowledge that is assumed to be true without proof (independent of experience)
  • On an a priori view of Wakem's aquiline nose, which offended Mr. Tulliver, there was not more rascality than in the shape of his stiff shirt-collar, though this too along with his nose, might have become fraught with damnatory meaning when once the rascality was ascertained.
    3.7 -- Book 3 Chapter 7 -- How a Hen Takes to Stratagem (45% in)
  • He had no male audience to-day except Mr. Moss, who knew nothing, as he said, of the "natur' o' mills," and could only assent to Mr. Tulliver's arguments on the a priori ground of family relationship and monetary obligation; but Mr. Tulliver did not talk with the futile intention of convincing his audience, he talked to relieve himself; while good Mr. Moss made strong efforts to keep his eyes wide open, in spite of the sleepiness which an unusually good dinner produced in his...
    2.2 -- Book 2 Chapter 2 -- The Christmas Holidays (32% in)

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