bias

01. The ref is obviously [biased] against us; his brother is on the other team.
02. During your speaking test you will be evaluated by a teacher other than your own. This is to make sure that the tester has no [bias] either for or against you.
03. The radio station was accused of political [bias] after airing statements critical of the government.
04. This company is obviously [biased] against women because there are absolutely no women whatsoever in senior management positions.
05. My own teaching style has a strong [bias] towards vocabulary development.
06. Don't let the fact that you know my son [bias] you when you are choosing kids for the team.
07. One must become aware of one's own cultural [biases] in order to understand other cultures from the inside.
08. Due to observer [bias], it is extremely difficult to obtain accurate and objective observations.
09. Obviously, a government-censored newspaper is not a good source of [unbiased] data.
10. Our cultural [bias] against eating insects means we miss out on the opportunity to enjoy good tasting, nutritious foods.
11. Lawyers are interviewing prospective members of the jury to determine if anyone may have a possible [bias] against the accused.
12. The Canadian team accused the French judge of being [biased] towards the Russian couple in the Olympic figure skating competition.
13. Olympic judges are sometimes perceived as being [biased] towards athletes from their own countries.
14. Gary works with both PCs and Macs, but has a strong [bias] towards Macs.
15. Barbara Bush once said that [bias] has to be taught. If you hear your parents downgrading women or people of different backgrounds, you are going to do that.
16. Sherlock Holmes once noted that it is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It [biases] the judgment.
17. Cyril Ponnamperuma once observed that scientists are human - they're as [biased] as any other group. But they do have one great advantage in that science is a self-correcting process.
18. When sampling a population, researchers may end up with an unrepresentative or [biased] sample unless the proper precautions are taken.
19. We asked John to join our discussion. He won't be affected by our decision, so he is completely [unbiased] regarding the issue.
20. I think Marly is a great goaltender, but then I'm [biased] because he's my son.
21. The researcher discussed the goals of the study with one of the subjects, thereby [biasing] the results.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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