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bias against (someone or something)

A prejudice against someone or something. That teacher just seems to have a bias against me—she never calls on me in class, and she grades my papers so harshly. My father has a bias against that company because he dislikes its outspoken CEO. The bias against hiring women that exists in this company is painfully obvious.
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bias someone against someone or something

to prejudice someone against someone or something. Please avoid biasing everyone against me. One bad experience biased all of us against that brand of sausage.
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on the bias

on a diagonal line; on a diagonal pathway or direction. The panels of the dress were cut on the bias. The seamstress sewed the fabric on the bias.
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That Iraqi oil won't pay the bills is biased against Bush.
PC detectors were used for the longer wavelength range where the detectors were biased with a dc current of 50 mA.
Lawrence's model law fails to cover those who act with the purpose of causing the mistaken perception of a biased crime.
Thus, television is biased against abstraction, ambiguity, and reasoning; it is biased toward quick, knee-jerk, emotional responses.
Interview questions can be classified in two ways: (1) whether the question is open-ended or closed, and (2) whether the question is biased or unbiased; see exhibit 1, page 122.
the leader in the discovery and development of G-protein coupled receptor (GPCR) biased ligands, today announced the initiation of a research collaboration with Merck, through a subsidiary.
Of course, calling Hewitt biased is like saying the sky is blue.
Yet unmentioned in the media coverage is that the anti-Wal-Mart research study cited in the pro-72 campaign is so biased that its conclusions are indefensible.
Every other possible toss is biased, according to an analysis described on Feb.
A study commissioned by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) in 1992 entitled "Shortchanging Girls; Shortchanging America" synthesized much earlier research and concluded that the average school is biased against girls in a number of ways.
There is no definitive method for fair selection or for detection of biased items.
level psychologists independently reviewed the items contained on the MMPI and MMPI-2 for item content potentially biased toward individuals with visual impairments.
However, the historical performance of the best rule (s) is upwardly biased - a combined effect of randomness and data mining.
because of a family background involving agriculture), the study would have been seriously biased.
SAN FERNANDO - Judges can make repeated wrongful rulings against an attorney and display ``impatience, dissatisfaction, annoyance and even anger'' and cannot by law be found to be biased, according to the judge hearing the Sandi Nieves murder case.