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    • Join Date: Feb 2006
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    A phrase's meaning.

    What does "Every confidence proves but a prejudice" mean?


    • Join Date: Jul 2008
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    Re: A phrase's meaning.

    > What does "Every confidence proves but a prejudice" mean?

    It means anyone who is confident to know the answer to a question or an issue is not open to other people's ideas. Of course, such "prejudice" may be warranted or not, depending on the question or issue. A clear statement of fact of which someone is certain may not be considered prejudice by most people -- only those, say, who disagree with the statement.

    The phrase is usually applied to issues subject to debate, over which there may be contention. (I am quite confident of this



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