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bias
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

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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
  • And she held that what her conscience had decided for her when her mind was unbiassed ought not to be overruled now.
    4 — The Consequence (32% in)
  • They were not worldly young fellows, but fraternizing with dairy-folk would have struck unpleasantly upon their biased niceness, apart from their views of the match.
    4 — The Consequence (82% in)

There are no more uses of "bias" flagged with this meaning in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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  • The pair of legs that carried him were rickety, and there was a bias in his gait which inclined him somewhat to the left of a straight line.
    1 — The Maiden (0% in)

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