Usage examples for mislead

  1. Nay, seek not for some adroit phrase to flatter and mislead. – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  2. They had gone half a mile or more, and Royson was beginning to fear that either the Somali had been daring enough to mislead them or that Irene's guards had been warned by the noise of their advance and were crouching behind a clump of reeds until they passed, when Abdullah lifted a restraining hand, and slackened pace. – The Wheel O' Fortune by Louis Tracy
  3. I do not think they were all intended to mislead Daly. – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss
  4. Indeed, it had been nothing short of criminal to mislead the Empire into a false sense of security which did not exist. – The Invasion by William Le Queux
  5. But to note down all he said in his rage would be useless; and might mislead, for this was a gust of fury; and, while it lasted, the long- suffering man was no longer himself. – Foul Play by Charles Reade Dion Boucicault
  6. The parties lie to us, and the political speakers mislead us. – The Agrarian Crusade A Chronicle of the Farmer in Politics by Solon J. Buck
  7. Don't let him mislead you. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  8. Grey looked at him a moment and saw that he would not drop the subject, and immediately endeavored to mislead him by answering, " Of course I am; I came in from the country this morning, and I don't know what hotel she was going to." – The Spiritualists and the Detectives by Allan Pinkerton
  9. The watch might possibly follow Argutis; but he knew every lane and alley, and could mislead and avoid them. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  10. In other words, I contend that I simply did what any other good detective story writer tries to do- mislead the reader without lying to him. – Despoilers of the Golden Empire by Gordon Randall Garrett
  11. If I never misled you, then you had no right to mislead me. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  12. The purchase of a piece of land which unknown to the vendor contains a valuable mine, nothing being said to mislead said vendor. – Studies in Civics by James T. McCleary
  13. There were various little paths, at other places, but none that could mislead her. – Mary Erskine by Jacob Abbott
  14. But I prefer the bright morning; moonlight's a tricky, elusive thing, apt to dazzle and mislead one. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  15. Outside, indeed, it differed little from its neighbors; in fact; it was intentionally neglected, to mislead the authorities, for witchcraft and the practice of magic arts were under the penalty of death. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  16. He told me nothing that was not calculated to mislead me. – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  17. Then in a high voice, thinking to mislead Mary, she cried, " Oh, Lizzy, now I've shown you my composition you must show me yours." – A Flock of Girls and Boys by Nora Perry
  18. His well- known withdrawal of the " Conclusion" to The Renaissance from its second edition, from a fear that " it might possibly mislead some of those young men into whose hands it might fall," is but one of many examples of his solicitude; and surely such as have gone astray after such painstaking guidance have but their own natures to blame. – Vanishing Roads and Other Essays by Richard Le Gallienne