Welton did not dare go ahead with the water for fear of prejudicing his own case.
She was trying to do this calmly; she was trying to keep sentiment from prejudicing her.
That disagreeable autocrat has succeeded in prejudicing our neighbours against us, and it hurts you.
This, so far from prejudicing her with her captors, gained her their favor.
But, for fear of prejudicing the jury, the ghost was kept out of the trial, exactly as in the following case.
He thought by prejudicing him in that direction he would surround their action with another friend.
You were so sorry to leave London, that I would not praise Yrndale for fear of prejudicing you against it.
Perhaps the publicity so produced had some effect in prejudicing Ruby against the man whose offer she had certainly once accepted.
Let no one suspect us capable of prejudicing the rights of any man.
A subordinate cause may have had its effect, and unjustly, in prejudicing the public mind against Mr. Adams and Mr. Clay.
c.1300, "despite, contempt," from Old French prejudice "prejudice, damage" (13c.), from Medieval Latin prejudicium "injustice," from Latin praeiudicium "prior judgment," from prae- "before" (see pre-) + iudicium "judgment," from iudex (genitive iudicis) "a judge" (see judge (v.)). Meaning "injury, physical harm" is mid-14c., as is legal sense "detriment or damage caused by the violation of a legal right." Meaning "preconceived opinion" (especially but not necessarily unfavorable) is from late 14c. in English.
mid-15c., "to injure or be detrimental to," from prejudice (n.). The meaning "to affect or fill with prejudice" is from c.1600. Related: Prejudiced; prejudicing.
A hostile opinion about some person or class of persons. Prejudice is socially learned and is usually grounded in misconception, misunderstanding, and inflexible generalizations. In particular, African-Americans have been victims of prejudice on a variety of social, economic, and political levels. (See civil rights movement and segregation.)