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Snap judgment


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Snap judgment a judgment formed on the instant without deliberation.
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In literature:

Nothing is more silly than the casual visitor's snap judgments on how a country is run.
"The Land of Footprints" by Stewart Edward White
But that's only snap judgment.
"The Breaking Point" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
These snap judgments of youth!
"Dangerous Days" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
His young wife was exceedingly concerned about his health; the neighbors' snap judgment was that he was insane.
"The Age of Big Business" by Burton J. Hendrick
This judgment was not of the snap variety; he took his time in forming it.
"Cap'n Warren's Wards" by Joseph C. Lincoln
He knew it was his snap judgment about Cohen that had been the cause of the object lesson he had just received.
"Peter" by F. Hopkinson Smith
I can give you only a snap judgment.
"The Landloper" by Holman Day
People sometimes talk of God as though He were hasty in His judgments and as though He snapped men up quick.
"New Tabernacle Sermons" by Thomas De Witt Talmage
This would be what is vulgarly called a snap-judgment indeed.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 12, No. 74, December, 1863" by Various
Shakespeare's extreme objectivity makes snap judgments unsafe.
"An Essay Toward a History of Shakespeare in Norway" by Martin Brown Ruud
How do you suppose it strikes me to have my wife take sides against me on snap judgment like that?
"North of Fifty-Three" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
He had taken snap judgment, but in his heart, he felt that he was right.
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
In common-sense thinking we make, as we say, snap judgments; we jump at conclusions.
"Human Traits and their Social Significance" by Irwin Edman
Gentlemen, it seems to me you have taken snap judgment on Mr. Jefferson and myself.
"America First" by Various
They are prone to snap judgment.
"A Mountain Boyhood" by Joe Mills
The world may not know but these snap-judgment profiteers, these get-rich-quick phenomena, always have to pay.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
But the thing hit me so quick, had to be decided in a flash, and my snap judgment never was good.
"The Million-Dollar Suitcase" by Alice MacGowan
Many times a quick-witted ball-player wins a game for his club by his snap judgment.
"Pitching in a Pinch" by Christy Mathewson
Literary snap judgments are foolish things.
"Literature in the Making" by Various
Never can it be said of Lincoln that his verdicts were snap judgments.
"Abraham Lincoln's Cardinal Traits;" by Clark S. Beardslee

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) Goodling said she regretted making a "snap judgment" about Meinero's supposed political leanings, although she stressed that Meinero ultimately got the job he was seeking.
Many in college study were able to make spot-on snap judgments on sexual orientation.
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