Usage examples for misrepresent

  1. During this contest I was baited like a bull; it was very different from any election that ever took place before, for I tore the mask from all parties, and all factions; in doing which I exposed myself to a combination of the whole press of England, all the managers of which were leagued together to abuse, to misrepresent and belie me. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  2. They habitually misrepresent the achievements of foreigners in order to make them appear ridiculous. – Wagner's Tristan und Isolde by George Ainslie Hight
  3. She had to engage in a continuous struggle with the envy and jealousy of those who sought to misrepresent her teachings and bring her glory to the dust. – Modern Saints and Seers by Jean Finot
  4. In both cases it can be accurately stated that there is no question of submarine warfare here, but of cruiser warfare waged with the support of submarines and the details reported hitherto as to the activities of our submarines do not admit of any other explanation, in spite of the endeavours of the British press to twist and misrepresent facts. – Germany, The Next Republic? by Carl W. Ackerman
  5. And so the organ that represented the one, could not fail to misrepresent the other. – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
  6. " She is sensible enough to know that we would not misrepresent matters to her in such a serious case as this," she retorted. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  7. And this was the girl whom Eugenia would trample down- would misrepresent to the fond old uncle, far away. – Dora Deane by Mary J. Holmes
  8. In the congressional campaign of 1902, ex- Speaker Henderson, of Iowa, a stanch protectionist, withdrew from public life, as was supposed, rather than misrepresent himself by acceding to tariff reform or his constituents by opposing it. – History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6) by E. Benjamin Andrews
  9. Don't misrepresent me, and say that I teach all of one, and none of the other. – Godliness by Catherine Booth
  10. Mr. Dunne appeared openly and aboveboard, and although he sought deliberately to misrepresent the situation to the Committee, nevertheless to object to his visiting Sacramento, or even to the work which he did while there, would be forced and far- fetched. – Story of the Session of the California Legislature of 1909 by Franklin Hichborn
  11. But I know that it is easy to villains and traitors to misrepresent this effervescence, and that it must be checked; I know that we owe to all France the declaration, that the executive power could not foresee or prevent this excess; I know that it is due to the constituted authorities to place a limit to it, or consider themselves as abolished." – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. V. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  12. As soon as you began to care about them, that care was exercised in sending persons to rule them, in one department and another, who were, perhaps, the deputies of deputies to some members of this House, sent to spy out their liberties, to misrepresent their actions, and to prey upon them;- men whose behavior, on many occasions, has caused the blood of those sons of liberty to recoil within them; men promoted to the highest seats of justice,- some who, to my knowledge, were glad by going to a foreign country, to escape being brought to the bar of a court of justice in their own. – The American Union Speaker by John D. Philbrick
  13. All mankind being under sin together, he has no favourites to flatter, no opponents to misrepresent – Bunyan by James Anthony Froude
  14. In England, strange to say, there were men found, even in parliament, ready to misrepresent the facts and glory in a rebellion the causes of which they did not understand. – Canada under British Rule 1760-1900 by John G. Bourinot
  15. I think I do not misrepresent him when I say it. – Joy in Service; Forgetting, and Pressing Onward; Until the Day Dawn by George Tybout Purves
  16. All went well at first; for he dared not misrepresent the facts. – Baron Trigault's Vengeance Volume 2 (of 2) by Emile Gaboriau
  17. So soon as you began to care for them, you showed your care by sending persons to spy out their liberties, misrepresent their character, prey upon them, and eat out their substance. – Select Speeches of Daniel Webster by Daniel Webster
  18. I want you to correct me, if I inadvertently misrepresent my advisers. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  19. In so doing they fail to experience the blessings of the kingdom, and also misrepresent the kingdom to the world. – Food for the Lambs; or, Helps for Young Christians by Charles Ebert Orr
  20. But I believe I do not misrepresent the truth, when I say the prevailing opinion at the South is, that it would have been much better for those States, and for the country in general, if slavery had never been introduced. – An Appeal in Favor of that Class of Americans Called Africans by Lydia Maria Child