Usage examples for misinterpretation

  1. If I gave way to you, I should be the means of exposing the priesthood to the vilest misinterpretation. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  2. The Boy roused himself, but only to persist in his misinterpretation. – The Magnetic North by Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  3. So that this method of parsing the pronoun what, is manifestly no improvement, but rather a perversion and misinterpretation. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  4. Perhaps I ought to be still more sorry to be obliged to declare myself, even now, unable to discover where my misinterpretation lies, or in what respect my presentation of Mr. Spencer's views differs from his own most recent version of them. – Critiques and Addresses by Thomas Henry Huxley
  5. In attempting to explain and account for such facts with insufficient knowledge, it gets far away from the truth, but this misinterpretation of fact must not be confused with the fact itself. – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  6. I do decry that misinterpretation of this policy which looks at the matter from the other side, and asserts so vehemently that the child should never be asked or urged to do something that is not easy and attractive. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  7. Subtle misinterpretation is everything, a beautiful text, nothing. – Dreamers of the Ghetto by I. Zangwill
  8. The whole of this notion took its rise from a misinterpretation of the title above. – A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) by Jacob Bryant
  9. If there is any misinterpretation here of what you said, or perhaps of what you meant to say, pray destroy what I have written without turning to the next page; and forgive me for having innocently startled you by a false alarm. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  10. Perhaps the misinterpretation of a single doubtful word or sentence might have been the ruin of an army, or even of the cause. – The Young Man's Guide by William A. Alcott
  11. This shallow and mischievous notion rests either on a misinterpretation of the experience of civilised societies, or else on nothing more creditable than an arbitrary and unreflecting temper. – On Compromise by John Morley
  12. There is, to a high smiled man, no wrong more hurtful or more difficult to pardon than to have mean motives falsely ascribed to him, to be placed by misinterpretation on a lower plane than that where he belongs. – The Friendships of Women by William Rounseville Alger
  13. Thus without specially noticing the Minister's misinterpretation of his despatch, he intimated that his intention was observation, and not simple retreat. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  14. And I feared that it might lead to some possible misinterpretation of me on the part of a person whom I dearly loved." – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  15. Just here, before reviewers shall have an opportunity for misinterpretation, may I pause to guard them against it and to call their especial attention to the word " only," which has been so freely used above? – The Education of American Girls by Anna Callender Brackett
  16. And yet the moment we attempt to leave the daylight of consciousness for the darker sides of sub- conscious life, the risks of misinterpretation multiply. – Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind by Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
  17. We ought not to expose ourselves to misinterpretation; and we have no right whatever to give offence to the weaker brethren. – Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
  18. Would Mr. Bennet ever be able to forgive such a misinterpretation of his charming laugh? – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  19. The only possible cause of enmity could be a misinterpretation of the decree of 19th November, which obviously applied merely to peoples that demanded the fraternal aid of Frenchmen. – William Pitt and the Great War by John Holland Rose
  20. This would, of course, be overstating the truth of the story, but to such a misinterpretation the plain facts lend themselves too easily. – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.