Usage examples for misconceive

  1. But Eveena could read my feelings in spite of my words, and knew that the pain she had given was too recent to allow me to misconceive her penitence. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  2. There will be a scandal; he is so quick to misconceive – Amusement Only by Richard Marsh
  3. It is fatally easy to misconceive what presents itself in our experience. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  4. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  5. To suppose that mankind ever can be satisfied with existence only and can be called off from the endeavour to achieve this more abundant life, is utterly to misconceive the basic facts of human nature. – Christianity and Progress by Harry Emerson Fosdick
  6. Those even who may be presumed to derive their intelligence from the best sources, not unfrequently misconceive what they have heard, and consequently mislead others. – Paris As It Was and As It Is by Francis W. Blagdon
  7. If there were any truth in the charge of date- cooking I should have given to my readers the figures for 1892, which was the lowest year since 1882. It has suited the correspondent to misconceive the whole purport of my book. – Are we Ruined by the Germans? by Harold Cox
  8. If he engages in controversy of any kind, his disciplined intellect preserves him from the blundering discourtesy of better, perhaps, but less educated minds; who, like blunt weapons, tear and hack instead of cutting clean, who mistake the point in argument, waste their strength on trifles, misconceive their adversary, and leave the question more involved than they find it. – Journeys Through Bookland Volume Four by Charles H. Sylvester
  9. But in his own time it came upon ears which were naturally disposed to misconceive it. – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  10. For the folk about these parts are apt to misconceive of our sufferings, and to have no feeling for us. – Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor by R. D. Blackmore
  11. But you misconceive our mutual positions, my gentle Flora. – Coningsby by Benjamin Disraeli
  12. " Misconceive me not, fair cousin," said Lord Marnell. – Mistress Margery by Emily Sarah Holt
  13. Vanity does not lead me so far to misconceive your purpose as to appropriate the demonstration to myself; but it is not the less gratifying to me to be made the medium through which Maine tenders an expression of regard to her sister, Mississippi. – The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2) by Jefferson Davis
  14. Utterly would my readers misconceive that very clever young man, if they held him to be a hypocrite like Blifil or Joseph Surface. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  15. For while people who have direct access can misconceive what they see, no one else can decide how they shall misconceive it, unless he can decide where they shall look, and at what. – Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  16. But we shall entirely misconceive their sin if we judge it by our standards. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  17. If we misconceive this fundamental matter, the enterprise must fail; that is both logically clear and clear in the sad light of history; but if we conceive it aright, we may confidently expect the enterprise to prosper. – Manhood of Humanity. by Alfred Korzybski
  18. That cannot be, for incontestably the world has a just and good author; that is not, for, in fact, we see order reigning in the world; and it would be absurd to misconceive the manifest order that almost everywhere shines forth on account of a few phenomena that we cannot refer to order. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin