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preconceived idea


from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence


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  • Whatever secondary influences may have contributed to embitter or exasperate Froude while chronicling the 'Life of Carlyle,' it is always to be borne in mind that it was the preconceived idea that was the primary source of all his errors.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle


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