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- n. an opinion formed beforehand without adequate evidence
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On her desk was a sign that destroyed Qwilleran's preconceived notion of Dolly Lessmore: THANKS FOR NOT SMOKING.
The “Madonna and Saints” of the Louvre, which persistently bears Giorgione's name, in spite of modern negative criticism, is marked by a lurid splendour of colour and a certain rough grandeur of expression, well calculated to jar with any preconceived notion of Giorgionesque sobriety or reserve.
The innate tendency to aberration which I have noted in Froude, and his admittedly treacherous memory, were the primary causes of his impeachment of Carlyle; and tracing these in operation, it becomes clear that they landed him in a preconceived notion of Carlyle's relations with his wife, which was radically wrong, but to which, in spite of correction, he persistently adhered.