PREJUDICE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PREJUDICE
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prejudice
 n.  an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling; leaning toward one side of a question
Classic Sentence: (74 in 5 pages)
1  The indication was a slight one, and a year ago Lily would have smiled at it, trusting to the charm of her personality to dispel any prejudice against her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
2  Regina had a strong prejudice against untrained assistance, and was induced to yield only by the fact that she owed the patronage of Mrs. Bry and Mrs. Gormer to Carry Fisher's influence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
3  She wondered why the good citizens insisted on adding the chill of prejudice, why they did not make the houses of their spirits more warm and frivolous, like the wise chatterers of Stockholm and Moscow.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
4  Mrs. Dyer seemed not to share the town's prejudice against Erik.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
5  The bird that would soar above the level plain of tradition and prejudice must have strong wings.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVII
6  Many, under the influence of this prejudice, think their own masters are better than the masters of other slaves; and this, too, in some cases, when the very reverse is true.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
7  My master sent me away, because there existed against me a very great prejudice in the community, and he feared I might be killed.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
8  The poor old soul had such a singular, unaccountable prejudice in favor of liberty, that it was a hard wrench for him; and the more he said, "Thy will be done," the worse he felt.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
9  Among the crafty devices used by Appius to aid him in maintaining his authority, this, of suddenly passing from one character to the other extreme, was of no small prejudice to him.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XLI.
10  Nor was this appropriation of any parcel of land, by improving it, any prejudice to any other man, since there was still enough, and as good left; and more than the yet unprovided could use.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
11  Men call the shadow prejudice, and learnedly explain it as the natural defence of culture against barbarism, learning against ignorance, purity against crime, the "higher" against the "lower" races.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In I
12  But the facing of so vast a prejudice could not but bring the inevitable self-questioning, self-disparagement, and lowering of ideals which ever accompany repression and breed in an atmosphere of contempt and hate.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In I
13  In other periods of intensified prejudice all the Negro's tendency to self-assertion has been called forth; at this period a policy of submission is advocated.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In III
14  I pity from the bottom of my heart any individual who is so unfortunate as to get into the habit of holding race prejudice.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XI.
15  Judging from my personal acquaintance with Mr. Cleveland, I do not believe that he is conscious of possessing any colour prejudice.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XIV.
Example Sentence: (19 in 2 pages)
1  We must struggle against this prejudice for a more tolerant attitude to our beliefs.
2  The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion is humility.
3  He was a victim of racial prejudice.
4  My client accepts the formal apology without prejudice to any further legal action she may decide to take.
5  This part of the community needs to be protected from racial prejudice.
6  Her study was not in any way intended to prejudice the future development of the college.
7  The selectors were accused of showing prejudice in failing to include him in the team.
8  The newspaper reported his remarks, to the prejudice of his chances of being elected.
9  The party's policies were based on prejudice rather than on any coherent ideology.
10  Her friendliness soon overcame the prejudice of her stepchildren.
11  China has hit back, its foreign ministry urging the Congressional commission to wipe out its prejudice, respect the truth.
12  They accused him of having a prejudice against his women employees.
13  To the unemployed youth from Dublin, the "No Irish Need Apply" placard in the shop window was a blatant mark of prejudice.
14  Such irrationality has its roots in unconscionable prejudice.
15  Some newspapers feel they have to pander to the prejudices of their readers.