But of all these biases, mumbling is the subtle, underappreciated one.
And as one of the few successful, black marquee designers in the industry, there are also biases to be overcome.
“Managers, like all humankind, may be prey to biases of which they are unaware,” wrote Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
But it quickly becomes clear how their biases so blind them that they fail to ask far more critical questions.
At its worst, The Stranger merely recycles the biases, conventional wisdom, and cynical bitterness of inside-the-beltway habitués.
biases that had held one another in check now, temporarily at least, reinforce one another, and constitute a unified attitude.
The biases are all right; the sleeves will want altering, Miss Scudder.
The biases which may operate upon him will not be so likely to extend to the representatives of the people in that body.
Pray look at the thing reasonably a moment, laying aside all biases of education and custom.
Some things enter by way of the imagination, stimulated by emotional preferences and biases.
1520s, from French biais "slant, slope, oblique," also figuratively, "expedient, means" (13c., originally in Old French a past participle adjective, "sideways, askance, against the grain"), of unknown origin, probably from Old Provençal biais, with cognates in Old Catalan and Sardinian; possibly from Vulgar Latin *(e)bigassius, from Greek epikarsios "athwart, crosswise, at an angle," from epi- "upon" + karsios "oblique," from PIE *krs-yo-, from root *(s)ker- "to cut." It became a noun in Old French. "[A] technical term in the game of bowls, whence come all the later uses of the word" [OED]. Transferred sense of "predisposition, prejudice" is from 1570s in English.
For what a man had rather were true he more readily believes. Therefore he rejects difficult things from impatience of research; sober things, because they narrow hope; the deeper things of nature, from superstition; the light of experience, from arrogance and pride, lest his mind should seem to be occupied with things mean and transitory; things not commonly believed, out of deference to the opinion of the vulgar. Numberless in short are the ways, and sometimes imperceptible, in which the affections colour and infect the understanding. [Francis Bacon, "Novum Organum," 1620]
1620s, literal and figurative, from bias (n.). Related: Biased; biasing.