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Usage examples for misrepresentation

  1. It is shameless misrepresentation to call this a policy of scarcity. – Complete State of the Union Addresses from 1790 to the Present by Various
  2. From the first moment of reading the anonymous letter, she detected fraud and misrepresentation; and argued that the Truth would this time prevail. – Barren Honour: A Novel by George A. Lawrence
  3. With full knowledge of Christ I say, not with knowledge of some repulsive misrepresentation of Christ. – The Gospel of the Hereafter by J. Paterson-Smyth
  4. I think it further due to him in fairness to correct a misrepresentation to which I have, however innocently, exposed him. – Selected-Speeches-on-British-Foreign-Policy-1738-1914 by Jones, Edgar R. (Edgar Rees), Sir
  5. It is true I had been goaded to the task by misrepresentation:- I had resisted every other species of temptation to do it:- and, after all, I said more in his excuse, and less to his disadvantage, than many of those who reproved me. – Leigh Hunt's Relations with Byron, Shelley and Keats by Barnette Miller
  6. Stannard says that you must be influenced in your action by no misrepresentation one way or other. – Marion's Faith. by Charles King
  7. What had Flint to gain by misrepresentation? – The Master Mystery by Arthur B. Reeve and John W. Grey
  8. Mr. Ashburner, perhaps, was a little mortified, because it was evident that I owed the honour of this visit to his misrepresentation of my importance. – Cowper by Goldwin Smith
  9. It was wilful misrepresentation to talk of the Free- Soilers as if they were identical with the abolitionists, and no one knew better than Mr. Webster the distinction between the two, one being ready to secede to get rid of slavery, the other offering only a constitutional resistance to its extension. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge
  10. They have realized the extreme reluctance of Mr. Edison to be made the subject of any biography at all; while he has felt that, if it must be written, it were best done by the hands of friends and associates of long standing, whose judgment and discretion he could trust, and whose intimate knowledge of the facts would save him from misrepresentation. – Edison, His Life and Inventions by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
  11. The board shall have power to revoke at any time any license where the holder thereof is guilty of gross misrepresentation in making sales, etc. – A Stake in the Land by Peter Alexander Speek
  12. Oh, ye dealers in wild lands- ye speculators in the folly and credulity of your fellow men- what a mass of misery, and of misrepresentation productive of that misery, have ye not to answer for! – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  13. The Reid- Newfoundland Company failed to carry out its agreement as to our transportation to Broad Cove, and we had considerable trouble in reaching there, but we found that no misrepresentation had been made as to the fishing; during the two days we were at Broad Cove we caught all the trout we cared for. – The Lure of the Labrador Wild by Dillon Wallace
  14. But not many questions rouse so much popular feeling, and among them only a few are sufficiently simple to be incapable of misrepresentation in the interests of the capitalists. – The Problem of China by Bertrand Russell
  15. We were not so fully aware of the extent of the misrepresentation to which Soult had gone in these proclamations, till some time after we had entered France, and had penetrated considerably into the interior, when some of our officers, either during or after a march, entered the cottage of a peasant who had not left his home, to get a little milk. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  16. And with a view to insuring further confidence, the ipsissima verba of these authorities will be freely quoted, where there may be fear of misunderstanding or misrepresentation. – Nature Mysticism by J. Edward Mercer
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