Examples of biased in a Sentence
- It's also politically biased, full of slighting references to the Whigs, whom Johnson detested, and imperiously chauvinistic, wherever possible dismissing or making light of words imported from French. —Charles McGrath, New York Times Book Review, 4 Dec. 2005
- I am willing to believe that history is for the most part inaccurate and biased, but what is peculiar to our age is the abandonment of the idea that history could be truthfully written. In the past people deliberately lied, or they unconsciously colored what they wrote, or they struggled after the truth, well knowing that they must make many mistakes; but in each case they believed that 'the facts' existed and were more or less discoverable. —Leon Wieseltier, New Republic, 17 Feb. 2003
- The information experts say that it's dangerous to conclude very much from talking to people because you will never interact with a scientifically selected random sample. Thus, the information you derive from meeting people is biased or anecdotal. —Will Manley, Booklist, 1 Mar. 2002
- But even if you think I may be biased about the book's conclusions, please trust me about its awful prose. —James Martin, Commonweal, 3 May 2002
She is too biased to write about the case objectively.
He is biased against women.
The judges of the talent show were biased toward musical acts.
Recent Examples of biased from the Web
The March for Our Lives, a year later, not only protested gun violence in schools, but also asked wide-ranging questions about who gets heard within a political system that remains deeply biased toward power and wealth and maleness and whiteness.
Accessible underneath the front seats, these are still technically mid-engined, just biased toward the front rather than rear.
Its power and speed also made the Rover our overall winner, even as its relatively low ride height likely would have hindered it in a competition more biased toward serious rock crawling.
If your previous queries have suggested an attitude, pro or con, search results may be biased to give you more of the same rather than to find the most scientifically rigorous conclusions.
The world’s preeminent human rights body has been criticized for its biased treatment of Israel and for overlooking the violations of some of the world’s most oppressive dictatorships.
Where is the public outcry over about biased search results?
Every part of what journalism does has some kind of biased decision making process.
Such problems might be caused by anything from biased methods of data collection to outright fabrication.
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bias vs. biased
In recent years, we have seen more evidence of the adjectival bias in constructions like “a bias news program” instead of the more usual “a biased news program.” The reason is likely because of aural confusion: the -ed of biased may be filtered out by hearers, which means that bias and biased can sound similar in the context of normal speech. They are not interchangeable, however. The adjective that means “exhibited or characterized by an unreasoned judgment” is biased (“a biased news story”). There is an adjective bias, but it means “diagonal” and is used only of fabrics (“a bias cut across the fabric”).
BIASED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of biased for English Language Learners
: having or showing a bias : having or showing an unfair tendency to believe that some people, ideas, etc., are better than others
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