Usage examples for miscalculation

  1. Once, when through a miscalculation I jumped a little short over a ditch and landed above my shoe- tops in the water and ooze, I remember wondering if this were really I, and if I had ever tasted life until that summer. – The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. The letters written by Gordon in 1877 in a more favourable season were now found to be misleading, and in part led to the miscalculation of time which was to prove so disastrous. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  3. But do not make any miscalculation about my capacity for tokayer." – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  4. This man was to provide for these wretched victims of the public neglect, and of his miscalculation, out of 5s. – A Morning's Walk from London to Kew by Richard Phillips
  5. As by a flash we see in this remark and in that of de Lageard the miscalculation which was to ruin the life work of Pitt and almost ruin his country. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  6. The last few days I have almost lived on the round walls, for, by some miscalculation, our turf has come to an end, and the fires are kept up with dried cow- dung- a common fuel on the island- the smoke from which filters through into my room and lies in blue layers above my table and bed. – The Aran Islands by John M. Synge
  7. The Trust- makers often claim that their line of action is both necessary and socially beneficial, and urge the following points- The low rates of profit, owing to the miscalculation of competitors who establish too many factories and glut the market; the waste of energy in the work of competition; the adulteration of goods induced by the desire to undersell; the enormous royalties which must be paid to a competitor who has secured some new invention- these and other causes necessitate some common action. – Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson
  8. It was a complete miscalculation; for now Stambuloff and Karaveloff had made that aim their own, and brought to its accomplishment all the skill and zeal which they had learned in a long career of resistance to Turkish and Russian masters. – The Development of the European Nations, 1870-1914 (5th ed.) by John Holland Rose
  9. This plan, the complete success of which would have materially diminished the strength of the Republican force, was in part rendered abortive by a miscalculation of time. – The History of the First West India Regiment by A. B. Ellis
  10. In this, however, he made a miscalculation. – The Story of Norway by Hjalmar H. Boyesen
  11. He saw that the weak part of his project was the fact that everything would depend on his own nerve and accuracy of aim at the critical moment, and that a slight miscalculation to the right or to the left would cause the bomb, when falling down and in, to miss the door altogether. – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  12. Thus misled, it was easy to believe that in the North, controlled by considerations of advantage, yielding would follow yielding, even to permitting a disruption of the Union- a miscalculation of forces more fatal even than that of " Cotton is King." – From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life by Captain A. T. Mahan
  13. The Brazil Steamship Company, by reason of a miscalculation as to the speed of its vessels, was not able to bid under the terms of the advertisement. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  14. The same blind miscalculation is in every attempt to obtain profit or pleasure by means which are known to transgress the laws of the all- beholding Judge of all. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  15. The sufferings of its victims are often as little regarded as those of the sacrificial pig offered in old time, with what we now regard as a sad miscalculation of effects. – Impressions of Theophrastus Such by George Eliot
  16. On the other hand, the miscalculation of time involves us in perpetual hurry, confusion, and difficulties; and life becomes a mere shuffle of expedients, usually followed by disaster. – Self Help by Samuel Smiles
  17. Could he have made a miscalculation? – Democracy An American Novel by Henry Adams