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  • n. Plural form of partiality.


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  • Among my various comics partialities, I really like stories that rely heavily on specific workplaces or careers.

    Working for a living

  • A school, writes Oakeshott, “is ‘monastic’ in respect of being a place part where excellences may be heard because the din of worldly laxities and partialities is silenced or abated.”

    Creatures of the interlude

  • The Judgment Every true tonkatsu lover has his or her partialities -- from the fattiness of the pork sirloin or the tenderness of the fillet to the crunchiness of the crumbed coating.


  • The partialities which we suppose such spirits to entertain must be like those of the dog; their sudden starts of passion, or the indulgence of a frolic, or mischief, may be compared to those of the numerous varieties of the cat.

    The Monastery

  • Caledonia, though his partialities might lead him to prefer his native county in the first instance, would certainly class that of Perth in the second, and thus give its inhabitants a fair right to plead that, prejudice apart, Perthshire forms the fairest portion of the Northern kingdom.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • It was but a trial of your sincerity, which I rejoice to see may be relied on, even when your partialities are most strongly excited.

    Quentin Durward

  • Arms of an evening, than was consistent with strict temperance, or indeed with his worldly interest; for upon these occasions, his compotators sometimes contrived to flatter his partialities by singing jacobite songs, and drinking confusion to Bonaparte, and the health of the Duke of

    A Legend of Montrose

  • Men judged of the events of the day according to their partialities, and while the

    The Talisman

  • The man confirmed her in her partialities and she was marvelously, in fact, at ease, talking to him.


  • JE and WH succeed on the basis of their complex narrative voices, which come complete with biases, self-delusions--for example, Jane protests too much about her supposed non-jealousy of Blanche Ingram--distortions, partialities, memory lapses, and contradictions.

    The Little Professor:


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