Usage examples for misapply

  1. 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
  2. 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)
  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