popular opinion


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Noun1.popular opinion - a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people; "he asked for a poll of public opinion"
belief - any cognitive content held as true
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He recognizes the lower form of right opinion, as well as the higher one of science, in the spirit of one who desires to include in his philosophy every aspect of human life; just as he recognizes the existence of popular opinion as a fact, and the Sophists as the expression of it.
Such was the popular opinion of me among the young ladies and the liberal inhabitants.
Popular opinion in England seems to me to be, not only getting to consider the cultivation of the muscles as of equal importance with the cultivation of the mind, but to be actually extending--in practice, if not in theory--to the absurd and dangerous length of putting bodily training in the first place of importance, and mental training in the second.
When this news began to circulate through the village, blended with the fate of Jotham, and the exaggerated and tortured reports of the events on the hill, the popular opinion was freely expressed, as to the propriety of seizing such of the fugitives as remained within reach.
The shops, few in number, made no show; for popular opinion was as nothing to them.
A majority held in restraint by constitutional checks and limitations, and always changing easily with deliberate changes of popular opinions and sentiments, is the only true sovereign of a free people.
He is genius England's former cricket captain Alastair Cook on his successor Joe Root MPs often change their names in line with popular opinion.
But the trouble here is not just that the translation is wrong; it's that the Latin is not making any kind of point about popular opinion at all, except rather indirectly.
She concludes that popular opinion in the 1920s was more vocal, more critical, and much more diverse and complicated than has typically been recognized.
Even more controversially, he more controversially, he e argues that the common popular opinion of The Great War as being a pointless, futile slaughter that achieved nothing is a relatively recent seismic shift of opinion.
ISLAMABAD -- Contrary to popular opinion, it can be good to feel bad at work, while feeling good in the workplace can also lead to negative outcomes, says research.
Using Amazon's Mechanical Turk, crowdsourced workers (microworkers) completed groups of tasks to evaluate the question, "Do nutrition-obesity studies with conclusions concordant with popular opinion receive more attention in the scientific community than those that are discordant?