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prejudice
used in The Brothers Karamazov

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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
  • Besides he had, before visiting the monastery, a strong prejudice against the institution of "elders," which he only knew of by hearsay and believed to be a pernicious innovation.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (15% in)
  • Of course in these fashionable days fathers and mothers are looked upon as a prejudice, but even now the law does not allow you to drag your old father about by the hair, to kick him in the face in his own house, and brag of murdering him outright—all in the presence of witnesses.
    Book 4 — Lacerations (23% in)
  • In those days though duels were severely punished, yet dueling was a kind of fashion among the officers—so strong and deeply rooted will a brutal prejudice sometimes be.
    Book 6 — The Russian Monk (34% in)
  • There's nothing funny in nature, however funny it may seem to man with his prejudices.
    Book 10 — The Boys (27% in)
  • They always laugh when an older boy makes friends with a younger one like that; but that's a prejudice.
    Book 10 — The Boys (40% in)
  • I have no prejudices, Karamazov; I want to hear both sides.
    Book 10 — The Boys (86% in)
  • Many ladies quarreled violently with their husbands over differences of opinion about the dreadful case, and it was only natural that the husbands of these ladies, far from being favorably disposed to the prisoner, should enter the court bitterly prejudiced against him.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (2% in)
  • In silence, alone with his conscience, he asks himself perhaps, 'What is honor, and isn't the condemnation of bloodshed a prejudice?'
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (39% in)
  • But he has insulted perhaps hundreds of persons in this town, and so prejudiced many people against him beforehand.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (71% in)
  • "Nevertheless I venture to suggest," Fetyukovitch continued, "that in spite of his independent mind and just character, my opponent may have formed a mistaken prejudice against my unfortunate client.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (71% in)
  • Oh, that is so natural; the unfortunate man has only too well deserved such prejudice.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (71% in)
  • And, what's more, he went into psychological subtleties into which he could not have entered, if he had the least conscious and malicious prejudice against the prisoner.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (72% in)
  • Every new and unprejudiced observer must be struck by a characteristic peculiarity in the present case, namely, the charge of robbery, and the complete impossibility of proving that there was anything to be stolen.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (74% in)
  • Had it been an ordinary case of murder you would have rejected the charge in view of the triviality, the incompleteness, and the fantastic character of the evidence, if you examine each part of it separately; or, at least, you would have hesitated to ruin a man's life simply from the prejudice against him which he has, alas! only too well deserved.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (87% in)
  • That impresses men's minds, and to such a degree that the very triviality and incompleteness of the evidence becomes less trivial and less incomplete even to an unprejudiced mind.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (87% in)
  • Father, show me that I must love you,' and if that father is able to answer him and show him good reason, we have a real, normal, parental relation, not resting on mystical prejudice, but on a rational, responsible and strictly humanitarian basis.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (92% in)
  • Such a murder can only be reckoned parricide by prejudice.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (93% in)
  • "Then we are admonished that our tribune is a tribune of true and sound ideas and from this tribune of 'sound ideas' is heard a solemn declaration that to call the murder of a father 'parricide' is nothing but a prejudice!
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (95% in)
  • But if parricide is a prejudice, and if every child is to ask his father why he is to love him, what will become of us?
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (95% in)
  • This is what our God has taught us and not that to forbid children to murder their fathers is a prejudice.
    Book 12 — A Judicial Error (96% in)

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