The intelligence process was turned on its head; policy makers were looking for reporting to confirm their preconceptions.
How do clothes, hairstyles, jewelry, and make-up add up to our preconceptions of beauty?
The open-looped ‘e’ formations indicate a mind unclogged with preconceptions and prejudices, which thus allows new ideas in.
Grandin also wants the film to challenge people's preconceptions about autism.
“People have preconceptions about women of a certain age,” she continues.
Naturally they seized upon the most sweeping generalizations and the preconceptions which disclosed themselves in manifold forms.
For how else could he have interpreted the scene he beheld, his preconceptions being what they were?
But the new impression was not strong enough to upset the preconceptions with which she had come.
But he says enough to show that he was misled chiefly by his own preconceptions.
Descartes was the founder of a new epoch in philosophy, first, from his postulate of universal freedom from all preconceptions.