Usage examples for misinformation

  1. This will fill the place of the vast amount of misinformation which those skilled only in book- knowledge, without really knowing the ways of Nature, have builded. – The Human Side of Animals by Royal Dixon
  2. No greater service can be rendered the community than for those who are conducting discussions of health to teach people how to read correctly this mass of information regarding health, to separate misinformation from information, and to apply the lessons learned to personal and public hygiene. – Civics and Health by William H. Allen
  3. Then he can prime him with misinformation and give him an opportunity to sell it to Omfray of Glaspyth. – Space Viking by Henry Beam Piper
  4. But this order, in consequence of some misinformation, did not correctly describe the situation of the ships. – The History of England from the Accession of James II. Volume 1 (of 5) by Thomas Babington Macaulay
  5. The House cannot fail to remark that the proposed Bill recognizes a systematic assessment, which it has been the wise policy of our forefathers to avoid in practice, and that, too, to an amount at the discretion of Commissioners ignorant of local circumstances, and perhaps the dupes of misinformation; entertaining, as the petitioners do, deep and well- grounded repugnance to the means proposed for carrying this measure into execution, partly injudicious and partly degrading to the landholders of Scotland, for it does appear to be a humiliating and, the petitioners may venture to say, an unconstitutional Act, which would place the whole landholders in Scotland in the situation of being taxed for any object and to any amount at the discretion of any set of Commissioners whatever; the petitioners therefore, confiding in the wisdom of the House, humbly pray that the proposed Bill for providing places for the confinement of lunatics in Scotland may not pass into law." – Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles by Daniel Hack Tuke
  6. Some correspondents had been taken on 'personally conducted' tours; but because of misinformation sent out the tours were no longer in vogue. – The Log of a Noncombatant by Horace Green
  7. The misinformation as to the terms of the act which has been so widely disseminated at home and abroad will be corrected by experience, and the evil auguries as to its results confounded by the market reports, the savings banks, international trade balances, and the general prosperity of our people. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  8. Also, I'm freighted to the limit with the tenderfoot's usual outfit of misinformation. – Wolfville Nights by Alfred Lewis
  9. Hence while the virtue of faith remains untouched, its exercise with regard to particular points may be inculpably suspended through ignorance, stupidity, misinformation, and other causes. – The Faith of the Millions (2nd series) by George Tyrrell
  10. The amount of misinformation that creeps into arguments pro and con in respect to tariff rates is such as to require the kind of investigation that I have directed the tariff board to make, an investigation undertaken by it wholly without respect to the effect which the facts may have in calling for a readjustment of the rates of duty. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  11. Much misinformation concerning this madrigal drama has been disseminated by the comfortable process of repeating without scrutiny errors early fastened upon histories of music. – Some Forerunners of Italian Opera by William James Henderson
  12. In addition a constant stream of information and misinformation was going northward from treasury agents, officers of the army, the Freedmen's Bureau, teachers, and missionaries. – The Sequel of Appomattox A Chronicle of the Reunion of the States, Volume 32 In The Chronicles Of America Series by Walter Lynwood Fleming
  13. I hain't no hand wi' the kyards, said Cajy, as he handed the pipe, but I reckon I can patch out your misinformation, Becky, bekaze the other day, whiles I was a- finishin' up Mizzers Perdue's rollin'- pin, I hearn a rattlin' in the road. – Free Joe and Other Georgian Sketches by Joel Chandler Harris
  14. You got your misinformation-" " Oh, never min', pard. – Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist by Alexander Berkman
  15. However, the financial misinformation imparted by one's own flesh and blood is more easily forgiven than that which emanates from one's regular broker. – The Opinions of a Philosopher by Robert Grant
  16. It was Conservative, and it probably received from correspondents in Canada a good deal of misinformation and prejudiced opinion in regard to the aims of the Reformers. – George Brown by John Lewis
  17. Those whose benevolence was a mixture of sentimentality and romantic misinformation thought the Indians ought to be left where contact with the whites would tend to civilize and Christianize them. – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris