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bias
used in 1776

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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
  • He knew how essential it was to the future effectiveness of the army to break down regional differences and biases among the troops.
    p. 41.0

There are no more uses of "bias" flagged with this meaning in 1776.

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exact meaning not specified
  • His Loyalist bias notwithstanding, Thompson's portrayal was largely the truth.
    p. 32.6

There are no more uses of "bias" in 1776.

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