n. inclination; favorable prejudice or bias; special fondness
As a judge, not only must I be unbiased, but I must also avoid any evidence of partiality when I award the prize.
Sentence in Classic:
He had thought he loved her to distraction; he had regarded his passion as adoration; and behold it was only a poor little evanescent partiality.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain Context
The conscience of the woman was troubled; she began to think that the deaths of her favourites was a judgement from heaven to chastise her partiality.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley Context
For I have always borne that laudable partiality to my own country, which Dionysius Halicarnassensis, with so much justice, recommends to an historian: I would hide the frailties and deformities of my political mother, and place her virtues and beauties in the most advantageous light.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift Context
Norris had no affection for Fanny, and no wish of procuring her pleasure at any time; but her opposition to Edmund now, arose more from partiality for her own scheme, because it was her own, than from anything else.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
Having been frequently in company with him since her return, agitation was pretty well over; the agitations of formal partiality entirely so.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen Context
It was enough for her that he appeared to be amiable, that he loved her daughter, and that Elinor returned the partiality.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context