Bias Bi"as, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Biased} (b[imac]"ast); p. pr. & vb. n. {Biasing}.] To incline to one side; to give a particular direction to; to influence; to prejudice; to prepossess. [1913 Webster]

Me it had not biased in the one direction, nor should it have biased any just critic in the counter direction. --De Quincey. [1913 Webster]

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