How to use Preconceived in a sentence
He didn't need any preconceived ideas about his little brother or sister.
Prenuptial agreements are created for people who approach a marriage with the preconceived idea that it may not succeed.
The only problem is that it all doesn't fit into your preconceived plans.
All experiments are fruitful if you don't have any preconceived notions about the results.
The whole process was totally organic and not preconceived at all.Advertisement
Don't shop with any preconceived ideas on what is or isn't appropriate bedroom designs.
The opportunity to set aside preconceived notions about race, religion or color, and really take the chance to get to know someone different from yourself.
We will not go into this with ironclad, preconceived notions.
Of these, the most prominent are - the proneness to suppose in nature greater order and regularity than there actually is; the tendency to support a preconceived opinion by affirmative instances, neglecting all negative or opposed cases; and the tendency to generalize from few observations, or to give reality to mere abstractions, figments of the mind.
This is important because it can help to alleviate any fears or preconceived notions you may have about meditation in general.Advertisement
However many pre teens act out this way due to the preconceived notions placed upon them by the adults in their lives.
Awareness of the preconceived notions you may face, allows you to take steps to disarm them in the interview process.
A person judges and makes notes without any preconceived notion about the wine.
Halo effect-An observer bias in which the observer interprets a child's actions in a way that confirm the observer's preconceived ideas about the child.
Taurus knows the limitations of relationships so when she meets up with the giving Leo, all of her preconceived ideas are shattered.Advertisement
Set aside these preconceived notions, and watch some video footage that falls into each of the three categories above to see what some paranormal investigators and lay people have captured on video.
As discussed above, roses can be very symbolic, but you don't have to follow any of these preconceived notions.
The band claimed that they wanted fans to have access to the album as quickly as possible and also to give them a chance to listen to the songs without any preconceived notions caused by marketing and reviews.
You never know exactly what a production team is looking for in a cast - indeed, they may not have any preconceived notions and be planning to let the cast grow organically.
In Greg Bear’s Darwin’s Radio and its sequel Darwin’s Children, the author challenged the preconceived notion of birth defects and what happens when the “diseased” children are allowed to survive.Advertisement
The whole plan was based upon defective information and preconceived ideas; it has gone down to history as a classical example of bad generalship, and its author Weyrother, who was perhaps nothing worse than a pedant, as a charlatan.
Moreover, Froude's characteristic desire for picturesque effect, unchecked by any painstaking accuracy, led to his reading preconceived impressions into his documents.
We must not suffer it to lead us into rhetoric about the deadness and the darkness of the middle ages, or hamper our inquiry with preconceived assumptions that the re-birth in question was in any true sense a return to the irrecoverable pagan past.
The link between school and church also challenges parents who may have preconceived notions about what church liturgy is like.
We have no preconceived ideas about the types of cases we're willing to pursue.Advertisement
He is well known and accepted locally, but he admits it's nice to go where nobody has any preconceived ideas about him.
People have very preconceived ideas about cave diving - it's amazing how damning open-water divers can be about cave diving.
By their number they show how strong was the impulse to literature, and by their character, how determined the bent of his mind in the direction of history; while their variety makes it manifest also that he had then at least no special purpose to serve, no preconceived theory to support, no particular prejudice or belief to overthrow.
The message can be private, shared solely between the loving couple, and as such needn't conform to any preconceived ideas.
Fauriel was biased in this work by his preconceived and somewhat fanciful theory that Provence was the cradle of the chansons de geste and even of the Round Table romances; but he gave a great stimulus to the scientific study of Old French and Provencal.Advertisement
Now, Mach applies these preconceived opinions to " mechanics in its development," with the result that, though he shows much skill in mathematical mechanics, he misrepresents its development precisely at the critical point of the discovery of Newton's third law of motion.
In good citizenship morality is practised out of regard to certain preconceived notions of the needs, the health and happiness of ourselves, our fellows and the community at large.
He received a majority of electoral votes on each side of the Mason and Dixon line and was confirmed in his preconceived opinion that he was to be the president of the whole people.
Meanwhile the Austrians had approached so near that by a single day's march it would have been possible to fall upon and crush by superior numbers either wing of the French army, but though the Austrian light cavalry successfully covered the operations of the following troops they had not yet risen to a conception of their reconnoitring mission, and the archduke, in ignorance of his opportunity and possessed, moreover, with the preconceived idea of uniting at Regensburg with the two corps coming from Bohemia, moved the bulk of his forces in that direction, leaving only a covering body against Davout altogether insufficient to retain him.
It may, with all reverence, be added that our estimate of prophecy must be brought into harmony with facts, not facts with our preconceived theory of inspiration.Advertisement
His commanding stature, the symmetry of his form, the dark and melancholy beauty of his countenance, rather rendered piquant than impaired by an obliquity of vision, produced an imposing impression even before his deep and powerful voice had given utterance to its melodious thunders; and harsh and superficial half-truths enunciated with surpassing ease and grace of gesture, and not only with an air of absolute conviction but with the authority of a prophetic messenger, in tones whose magical fascination was inspired by an earnestness beyond all imitation of art, acquired a plausibility and importance which, at least while the orator spoke, made his audience entirely forgetful of their preconceived objections against them.
But though in Rienzi Wagner had shown energy and ambition, that work was far from representing his preconceived ideal.
Shore would have proceeded more cautiously than Cornwallis's preconceived idea of a proprietary body and the court of directors' haste after fixity permitted.
Moreover, in endeavouring to sketch the theology of early Judaism it has been easy to find in the heterogeneous and conflicting ideas a system which agreed with preconceived views, and to reject as late or exceptional whatever told against them.
Yet his followers, if not he himself, were ever making use of language in the highest degree metaphorical, and were always explaining facts in accordance with preconceived opinions.Advertisement
In the preliminary collection the greatest care must be taken that the mind be absolutely free from preconceived ideas; nature is only to be conquered by obedience; man must be merely receptive.
It is possible, though not certain, that to this date also belongs the famous portrait of himself at Munich bearing a false signature and date, 150o; in this it has been lately shown that the artist modified his own lineaments according to a preconceived scheme of facial proportion, so that it must be taken as an ideal rather than a literal presentment of himself to posterity as he appeared in the flower of his early middle age.
The first were the speculative or logical philosophers, who construe the universe ex analogia hominis, and not ex analogia mundi, who fashion nature according to preconceived ideas, and who employ in their investigations syllogism and abstract reasoning.