Examples from the Web for preconception
Even then, it will be important not to read documents and testimony with a preconception of "obvious" intent.Between Two Catastrophes: Look at Syria, and Question Everyone's Stories about 1948|Gershom Gorenberg|September 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Now, in that preconception lies the capital blunder incident to the question.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. II (2 vols)|Thomas De Quincey
These illusions frequently involve the co-operation of some preconception or expectation.Illusions|James Sully
That is, they approach the Bible without any preconception whatsoever.New Witnesses for God (Volume 2 of 3)|B. H. Roberts
The prevailing conception, however, has been adopted without examination; it is a preconception.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
The experiences gained by the Americans in the Civil War helped to confirm this preconception.