Usage examples for misconstrue

  1. I did not think for a second how you might misconstrue my behaviour, although- although I could see it all afterwards. – The Spoilers of the Valley by Robert Watson
  2. She guessed that Prince Vanno had hinted at the truth in order that she should not misconstrue Mary's actions. – The Guests Of Hercules by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  3. You must not misconstrue my silences, but thank me for them all, as a true homage to your diligence which I love to defend... – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson
  4. " You must not misconstrue my words," Clark quickly added; " I simply mean that men will not rightly understand you. – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  5. I mean to say, the creature had advertised my acquaintance with his owner in a way that would lead base minds to misconstrue its extent. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  6. And, lest he might misconstrue her remark, she avoided his eyes. – A Modern Chronicle, Volume 6 by Winston Churchill
  7. " If General von Leuthen's daughter were rich, or even moderately well off, I never would have presumed to address your majesty on the subject, for fear that you might misconstrue my intentions, and suppose that my love was inspired by self- interest. – Old Fritz and the New Era by Louise Muhlbach
  8. If a butterfly, endowed with language to express the beauties of the broad summer landscape, the soft winds, the melting clouds, the fragrance and nectar of flowers, should return to the old bitter herbage, where its hairy, uncouth relatives were feeding on acrid leaves, and spreading its brilliant wings to catch the sunlight, should attempt to relate the wonders of the life that was its own, how little would they understand, how sadly would they misconstrue his meaning. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  9. Misconstrue not my meaning; doubt it not, nor expose it. – The True George Washington [10th Ed.] by Paul Leicester Ford
  10. This simple woman no sooner heard her husband had been obliged to her guest than her eyes sparkled on him with a benevolance which is an emanation from the heart, and of which great and noble minds, whose hearts never dwell but with an injury, can have no very adequate idea; it is therefore no wonder that our hero should misconstrue, as he did, the poor, innocent, and ample affection of Mrs. Heartfree towards her husband's friend, for that great and generous passion, which fires the eyes of a modern heroine, when the colonel is so kind as to indulge his city creditor with partaking of his table to- day, and of his bed tomorrow. – The History of the Life of the Late Mr. Jonathan Wild the Great by Henry Fielding
  11. Of course we all laughed at her, and said there wasn't a woman in the whole layout, 'ceptin' some folks might misconstrue Annie here into a kind of a female. – Pardners by Rex Beach
  12. And this fact, with his personal enthusiasm for certain Greek plays, leads the reader of the Aesthetik to misconstrue him. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  13. Oh, Ernest, were I what I was, in health, in pride, I might fear that, generous as you are, you would misconstrue my appeal; but that is now impossible. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. Yes- there were phrases in it that a wounded suspicious heart might misconstrue.... – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton