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Bias (adverb)

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Bi'as. adv. It seems to be used adverbially in the following passage, conformably to the French, mettre une chose de biais, to give any thing a wrong interpretation.

      Every action that hath gone before,
Whereof we have record, trial did draw
Bias and thwart, not answering the aim.
Shakesp. Troilus and Cressida.

Sources: Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida (36)

Attributes: Adverb (147) · French (385)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Bias (adverb)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 16, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=2492.


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