verb (used with object), pre·con·ceived, pre·con·ceiv·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for preconceive
They have a preconceived idea of who should be driving that truck.The Moms of Monster Jam Drive Trucks, Buck Macho Culture|Eliza Krigman|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My hope with this film is that people will join the discussion and not just retain their preconceived notions.Jesus Said Knock You Out: In ‘Fight Church’ Christians Beat Thy Neighbor|Bryan Storkel|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I would set aside any preconceived notions I had about the environment I needed in which to write.
And with any preconceived narrative, comes a set of expectations.Was Aaron Harrison’s Game-Winning Three-Pointer ‘Clutch’?|Robert Silverman|April 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Joe enjoys the sexual sway she holds over men, toying with their preconceived expectations in order to satisfy her appetite.Uma Thurman on ‘Nymphomaniac,’ Lars von Trier’s Alleged Misogyny, and Women’s Sexual Double-Standard|Marlow Stern|March 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her father was over fifty, and therefore fifty could not be old age, notwithstanding her preconceived opinions on the subject.Miss Ravenel's conversion from secession to loyalty|J. W. de Forest
The result of these preparations entirely upset my preconceived ideas.Social Life in the Insect World|J. H. Fabre
Little short of a revolution may be made in preconceived opinion by actual experience.Glimpses into the Abyss|Mary Higgs
Into such pitfalls can the obstinate adherence to a preconceived idea lead the most distinguished scholar!The Legend of Sir Lancelot du Lac|Jessie L. Weston
Without any preconceived plan, then, he made up his mind to wait until a favorable occasion should offer itself.Artist and Model|Ren de Pont-Jest