Definition of black-or-white
- … a simple but powerful idea that throws a wrench of complexity into the usual black-or-white arguments over free trade.
- —Michael Pollan, Mother Jones, May/June 2003
- Studies suggest that suicidal individuals tend to categorize events or experiences into polar extremes. They rigidly adopt an absolutist, black-or-white perspective and experience difficulty acknowledging nuances, subtleties, or relativistic alternatives.
- —Mark A. Reinecke et al., Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies in Crisis Intervention, 2007
- Applications generally embody black-or-white choices bound by rigid logic …
- —Steve Ditlea, PC Computing, May 1994
- Diagnoses are not always clear-cut, black-or-white propositions. There are many that include gray areas.
- —Paul G. Donohue, Springfield (Massachusetts) Daily News, 20 June 1986