Definition of Preconceived opinion

1. Noun. An opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence. "He did not even try to confirm his preconceptions"




Lexicographical Neighbors of Preconceived Opinion

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preconceived opinion (current term)
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Literary usage of Preconceived opinion

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Law of Arbitration and Award by John Torrey Morse (1872)
"preconceived opinion. Waiver of objection on any of the aforesaid grounds. Time, etc., of availing of objection on the aforesaid grounds. ..."

2. Memoirs of Baron Stockmar by Ernst Alfred Christian Stockmar, G. A. M. (Georgina Adelaide Müller) (1873)
"... Stephanie—The Erfurt Parliament summoned—The chances of the Prussian Union—Stockmar in Erfurt (April)—His preconceived opinion of Radowitz—The hopeless ..."

3. A Series of Letters Addressed to Rev. Hosea Ballou, of Boston: Being a by Charles Hudson (1827)
"... suggests that it is done only to support a preconceived opinion, and pledges himself to prove almost any thing by such a method of interpretation. ..."

4. Nuces Philosophicæ: Or, The Philosophy of Things as Developed from the Study by Edward Johnson (1842)
"It never occurs to him, for a moment, to reject a preconceived opinion because it has a tendency to belie the truth. The bare possibility that his ..."

5. The Christian Examiner (1856)
"Unitarian?, we arc free to confess, have a preconceived opinion, ... It is only by and through the help of that preconceived opinion that we are able or ..."

6. A Digest of the Decisions of the Courts of Last Resort of the Several States by Stewart Rapalje (1891)
"A preconceived opinion, to disqualify a juror, under the Massachusetts statute, must be something more than a vague impression formed from casual ..."

7. The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided by Isaac Grant Thompson, Irving Browne (1880)
"Then the question : "And if the evidence ran in the same direction as your preconceived opinion, it would then require a little less evidence to convince ..."

8. The Law of Arbitration and Award by John Torrey Morse (1872)
"preconceived opinion. Waiver of objection on any of the aforesaid grounds. Time, etc., of availing of objection on the aforesaid grounds. ..."

9. Memoirs of Baron Stockmar by Ernst Alfred Christian Stockmar, G. A. M. (Georgina Adelaide Müller) (1873)
"... Stephanie—The Erfurt Parliament summoned—The chances of the Prussian Union—Stockmar in Erfurt (April)—His preconceived opinion of Radowitz—The hopeless ..."

10. A Series of Letters Addressed to Rev. Hosea Ballou, of Boston: Being a by Charles Hudson (1827)
"... suggests that it is done only to support a preconceived opinion, and pledges himself to prove almost any thing by such a method of interpretation. ..."

11. Nuces Philosophicæ: Or, The Philosophy of Things as Developed from the Study by Edward Johnson (1842)
"It never occurs to him, for a moment, to reject a preconceived opinion because it has a tendency to belie the truth. The bare possibility that his ..."

12. The Christian Examiner (1856)
"Unitarian?, we arc free to confess, have a preconceived opinion, ... It is only by and through the help of that preconceived opinion that we are able or ..."

13. A Digest of the Decisions of the Courts of Last Resort of the Several States by Stewart Rapalje (1891)
"A preconceived opinion, to disqualify a juror, under the Massachusetts statute, must be something more than a vague impression formed from casual ..."

14. The American Reports: Containing All Decisions of General Interest Decided by Isaac Grant Thompson, Irving Browne (1880)
"Then the question : "And if the evidence ran in the same direction as your preconceived opinion, it would then require a little less evidence to convince ..."

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