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Usage examples for mislead

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. He told me nothing that was not calculated to mislead me. – The Plum Tree by David Graham Phillips
  4. 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
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. If I never misled you, then you had no right to mislead me. – Wych Hazel by Susan and Anna Warner
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Dreading lest his Chinese dress should mislead our friends, I entreated him to keep out of sight; which he did, willingly. – A Lady's Captivity among Chinese Pirates in the Chinese Seas by Fanny Loviot
  12. 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
  13. I do not think they were all intended to mislead Daly. – Carmen's Messenger by Harold Bindloss
  14. There were various little paths, at other places, but none that could mislead her. – Mary Erskine by Jacob Abbott
  15. But I prefer the bright morning; moonlight's a tricky, elusive thing, apt to dazzle and mislead one. – Blake's Burden by Harold Bindloss
  16. Don't let him mislead you. – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  17. 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
  18. Nay, seek not for some adroit phrase to flatter and mislead – The Great Mogul by Louis Tracy
  19. 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
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