Usage examples for misapply

  1. Then all misapply their energies? – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  2. To work for a lower end, then, is to misapply labour, so far as the man is concerned. – The Good Time Coming by T. S. Arthur
  3. Besides, if the adversaries do not cease to misapply the passage to vows, the prohibition that no widow be selected who is less than sixty years, 1 Tim. – The Apology of the Augsburg Confession by Philip Melanchthon
  4. For a good many years these two had been- not friends: she was incapable of so true a passion; he was too capable to misapply it so unerringly. – The Mettle of the Pasture by James Lane Allen
  5. It seemed as if she had given these treasures and left him alone- to use them or lose them, apply them or misapply them, according to his own choice. – The Little Lame Prince And: The Invisible Prince; Prince Cherry; The Prince With The Nose The Frog-Prince; Clever Alice by Miss Mulock--Pseudonym of Maria Dinah Craik
  6. There is no bill of rights, and consequently a continental law may controul any of those principles, which we consider at present as sacred; while not one of those points, in which it is said that the separate governments misapply their power, is guarded. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  7. " No, Carlia, you misapply that. – Dorian by Nephi Anderson
  8. Had Lord Stanley acted with prudence he would have left much to Wilmot's judgment; but just before he had dilated with vast perspicacity on the tendency of governors to act in behalf of the colonists, to forget imperial interests, to misapply the funds and pervert the labor belonging to the crown. – The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2) by John West
  9. So the tapir could not resist the temptation to misapply its nose to the purpose of gathering fodder, and the ultimate result was the elephant, whose nose is a wonderful hand and a bucket and other things. – Concerning Animals and Other Matters by E.H. Aitken, (AKA Edward Hamilton)
  10. To like, to dislike; honour, dishonour; to honour, to grace, to dishonour, to disgrace; to deign, to disdeign; chance, hap, mischance, mishap; to take, to mistake; deed, misdeed; to use, to misuse; to employ, to misemploy, to apply, to misapply – A Grammar of the English Tongue by Samuel Johnson
  11. If she must needs misapply after the fashion of her school, a text or two here and there from the Hebrew Scriptures, what suicidal fantasy set her on quoting that one? – Hypatia or, New Foes with an Old Face by Charles Kingsley
  12. Hush, hush, my good Mrs. Denley; take care how you apply, or rather misapply such names as those. – Ellen Middleton--A Tale by Georgiana Fullerton
  13. He was not at all the Englishman of the stage, and the Carthaginians were astonished to find that he did not drop his " h's" or misapply them. – In a Little Town by Rupert Hughes
  14. It is at least simple enough for the simplest of critics to apply or misapply whenever they see or suspect an inequality or an incongruity which may be wholly imperceptible to eyes uninured to the use of their spectacles, they assume at once the presence of another workman, the intrusion of a stranger's hand. – A Study of Shakespeare by Algernon Charles Swinburne
  15. His passion for novelty has led him not only to abandon or misapply in an unprecedented degree, the usual terms of the art, but to disregard in many instances its most unquestionable principles, universal as well as particular. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  16. The pupils in their early study cannot understand such music, and while bewildered by it, they misapply what they know to be correct use of the voice. – Seed Thoughts for Singers by Frank Herbert Tubbs
  17. Does he lose his share, by continuing to misapply the lever- power provided for him by Nature? – A Practical Enquiry into the Philosophy of Education by James Gall
  18. Those who misinterpret or misapply Pater forget his constant insistence on the second half of that precept. – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne