Usage examples for misleading

  1. " The appearances are wholly misleading," interrupted the Comte. – The Princess of Montpensier by Madame de La Fayette
  2. This statement is misleading, for, although true in most cases, it does not hold in cases like the following:- 1. As the tree falls, so it must lie. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  3. And further, they are sometimes described in a manner which strikes the reader, let us say, of Shakespeare, as both insufficient and misleading. – Oxford Lectures on Poetry by Andrew Cecil Bradley
  4. This way of putting things is misleading. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  5. Heredity in religion is a potent influence, and may be misleading to the inquirer of a later age. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  6. This, of course, is a misleading statement, although much that ought to be done is left undone. – Peking Dust by Ellen N. La Motte
  7. Mrs. Carlyle's experiences and Mrs. Newman's were evidently involuntarily misleading. – Memoir and Letters of Francis W. Newman by Giberne Sieveking
  8. In other words, we have been brought face to face with what has been given the somewhat misleading name of final cause. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  9. This ideal, the prophet declares, was realized by earlier priests, but now those who are the appointed religious guides are misleading the people. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  10. An attitude of compromise between complete repudiation of him, and misleading his pursuers, was at least possible. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  11. There's nothing to it but misleading words. – Lahoma by John Breckinridge Ellis
  12. Clearly the statement is misleading. – Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I by Herbert Spencer
  13. How can a statement of fact be misleading? – A Prairie Courtship by Harold Bindloss
  14. To state, as various writers have carelessly stated, that Buddhism became the popular religion, while Shinto remained the official religion, is altogether misleading. – Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation by Lafcadio Hearn
  15. Experiments on animals were far too much resorted to, and their frequently misleading results accepted as final, whilst observations on man did not receive the attention their importance demanded. – On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote by A. Mueller
  16. Barnes smiled grimly over Ugo's failure to mention the jewels, and the misleading description of the thief. – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  17. It took no account of the relative pre- Union Debts; it took no account of the tribute of nearly four millions paid in rents to absentee English proprietors; it was based on superficial deductions from inadequate and misleading data, and the Act was hardly passed before its absurdity became manifest. – The Framework of Home Rule by Erskine Childers
  18. There are many who demur against such a statement, and hold that it is, if not in all senses untrue, at least highly misleading, since it seems to argue that there is no really external world at all. – An Introduction to Philosophy by George Stuart Fullerton
  19. Nor indeed was the expression altogether misleading. – The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton
  20. To speak of this deep- water shipping as trade coastwise is misleading, in a way. – Modern American Prose Selections by Various