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impartial

(im-par′shĭl) [ ²in- + partial]
Unbiased and nonjudgmental.
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Vanstone's shoulders -- and then moderated his neighbor's parental enthusiasm from the point of view of an impartial spectator.
Elinor was half inclined to ask her reason for thinking so, because satisfied that none founded on an impartial consideration of their age, characters, or feelings, could be given;--but her mother must always be carried away by her imagination on any interesting subject, and therefore instead of an inquiry, she passed it off with a smile.
The experiment has, however, demonstrated that this expectation was ill-founded and illusory; and the observations, made under the last head, will, I imagine, have sufficed to convince the impartial and discerning, that there is an absolute necessity for an entire change in the first principles of the system; that if we are in earnest about giving the Union energy and duration, we must abandon the vain project of legislating upon the States in their collective capacities; we must extend the laws of the federal government to the individual citizens of America; we must discard the fallacious scheme of quotas and requisitions, as equally impracticable and unjust.
Would the convention have been impartial or consistent, if they had rejected the slaves from the list of inhabitants, when the shares of representation were to be calculated, and inserted them on the lists when the tariff of contributions was to be adjusted?
She was sure that presently the hoardings, the quarries, the one-story saloons, the wooden green-houses in ragged gardens, and the rocks from which goats surveyed the scene, would vanish before the advance of residences as stately as her own--perhaps (for she was an impartial woman) even statelier; and that the cobble- stones over which the old clattering omnibuses bumped would be replaced by smooth asphalt, such as people reported having seen in Paris.
It was apparently an ordinary autumn rainstorm, but the water which fell upon Jo (who was hardly old enough to be either just or unjust, and so perhaps did not come under the law of impartial distribution) appeared to have some property peculiar to itself: one would have said it was dark and adhesive--sticky.
Although the presenter has a "soft spot" for the Limerick crooner, she said she'll be staying impartial during next round.
The question of the accession of the State of Jammu and Kashmir to India or Pakistan will be decided through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite;
They said that deceased promoted independent and impartial journalism in Balochistan.
However, the delegation lauded the impartial steps taken by the probing team and said it has raised the morale of the police force, as well as, giving hope of justice to citizens.
LANDI KOTAL -- The Kamarkhel tribe in Takhtaki area of Tirah valley on Saturday ended its boycott of polio vaccination after an official assurance about impartial investigation into a firing incident in the area a few days back.
Despite defeat of Awami League (AL)-nominated mayoral post candidate Sarfuddin Ahmed Jhantu to Jatiya Party (JP)-nominated Mostafizur Rahman Mostafa, image of the government has improved through impartial holding of the RpCC polls, they said.