What does the word bias mean?

Usage examples for bias

  1. His sense of prudence, and the bias derived from his particular legal studies, restrain, rather curiously, the inclination which his feelings in other directions show; but it is best to let him speak for himself:- The Rev. – Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2 by Robert Ornsby
  2. Their knowledge is not perfect; their judgment is not infallible, nor are their official decisions always pure and free from bias. – Monopolies and the People by D. C. Cloud
  3. We are, I think, on surer ground when, admitting a national bias towards material benevolence, and not denying some stimulus from literature and philosophy, we assign the main credit of our social regeneration to the Evangelical revival. – Collections and Recollections by George William Erskine Russell