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She said the lack of cowboy hats and Wrangler jeans made it seem like it had misrepresented itself to the entire world.
John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  a misleading falsehood
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  • She said the lack of cowboy hats and Wrangler jeans made it seem like it had misrepresented itself to the entire world.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • He was in the same plight as the manufacturer who has to adulterate and misrepresent his product.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Interested people have perhaps misrepresented each to the other.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • He misrepresents, but he never lies.
    Toni Morrison  --  Song of Solomon

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  • My Dear Friend: You remember the old fable of "The Man and the Lion," where the lion complained that he should not be so misrepresented "when the lions wrote history."
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • Harris and Watkins wrote letters to editors complaining they’d been quoted out of context, their story sensationalized to "distort, misrepresent and terrify."
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Tariq chuckles bitterly, and Laila hears in his chuckle that he is revolted by this distortion of an honorable Pashtun custom, this misrepresentation of his people’s ways.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • They watch you, misrepresent you, write letters about you (anonymous sometimes), and you are the torment and the occupation of their lives.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Although the tone of the journal, written in the third person in a stilted, self-consciousness voice, often veers toward melodrama, the available evidence indicates that McCandless did not misrepresent the facts; telling the truth was a credo he took seriously.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • But I was a thousand miles from supposing that she would misunderstand and misrepresent things in so fanciful a way….
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment

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  • I misrepresent things to them.
    Tennessee Williams  --  A Streetcar Named Desire
  • As Malory pictures him, Arthur of England was the champion of a civilization which is misrepresented in the history books.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • I felt persuaded that this woman must have been misrepresented, lied about.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • But presently we had reason to suspect that we had allowed ourselves to be misled by misrepresentation of the state of affairs— Dr. Stockmann.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  An Enemy of the People
  • I recollect it was settled by general consent that India was quite a misrepresented country, and had nothing objectionable in it, but a tiger or two, and a little heat in the warm part of the day.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • You didnt misrepresent nothin to me about the horse did you?
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • CHAPTER XXII He had slightly misrepresented the matter in saying that Catherine had consented to take the great step.
    Henry James  --  Washington Square
  • The produce if honestly offered would have created no scandal; but the blunder of misrepresentation, coming at such a moment, dragged Henchard’s name into the ditch.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • No one will care what events and which individuals were misrepresented to make a novel.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • "I don’t want to misrepresent it," I say.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Instead, some have been outright opponents, refusing to understand the freedom movement and misrepresenting its leaders; all too many others have been more cautious than courageous and have remained silent behind the anesthetizing security of stained glass windows.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • I soon discovered that both of them were perfect strangers to the rest of the company, and had never seen or heard of them before; and I had a whisper from a ghost who shall be nameless, "that these commentators always kept in the most distant quarters from their principals, in the lower world, through a consciousness of shame and guilt, because they had so horribly misrepresented the meaning of those authors to posterity."
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • There is nothing more unjust than the vulgar opinion, by which physicians are misrepresented, as friends to death.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It must be noted against Professor Toynbee, however, that he seriously misrepresents the mythological scene when he advertises Christianity as the only religion teaching this second task.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • They retired whispering together; and, though her delicate sensibility did not take immediate alarm, and lay it down as fact, that Captain Tilney must have heard some malevolent misrepresentation of her, which he now hastened to communicate to his brother, in the hope of separating them forever, she could not have her partner conveyed from her sight without very uneasy sensations.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • "I’m not at all keen about marrying—your son misrepresented me; but there’s no knowing what an interesting woman might do with me."
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Baby Kochamma misrepresented the relationship between Ammu and Velutha, not for Ammu’s sake, but to contain the scandal and salvage the family reputation in Inspector Thomas Mathew’s eyes.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Reporters guilty of carelessness, or downright misrepresentation-though this was very rare-had been summoned to short and unpleasant sessions with Karellen’s underlings and required to listen attentively to playbacks of what the Supervisor had really said.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood’s End
  • George Norris was saddened by the near unanimity with which "my own people condemned me …. and asserted that I was misrepresenting my state."
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • …it which had been specifically described and deeded to him in the marriage settlement which he had entered in good faith, with no reservations as to his obscure origin and material equipment, while there had been not only reservation but actual misrepresentation on their part and misrepresentation of such a crass nature as to have not only voided and frustrated without his knowing it the central motivation of his entire design, but would have made an ironic delusion of all that he had…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • Your citizen here misrepresented things.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • Some misunderstood them, others willfully misrepresented them.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • On the contrary, it is a prolonged exercise in misrepresentation.
    George Orwell  --  Lear, Tolstoy and the Fool
  • Perhaps they felt as helpless as I did, but they left New Orleans misrepresented to the world.
    John Steinbeck  --  Travels with Charley
  • I won’t have you misrepresenting yourself.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • My actions misrepresent me.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • You misrepresented things.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • I’ve showed the dangers if the knot is severed by ambition or avarice, by jealousy or misrepresentation.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • They misrepresented potential risks, accepted large fees up front, and bilked millions of dollars from small investors.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • ’Even that affable and condescending ornament of society,’ pursued Mr Meagles, ’may misrepresent us, we are afraid.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • One of the expedients of party to acquire influence within particular districts is to misrepresent the opinions and aims of other districts.
    George Washington  --  Washington’s Farewell Address
  • "I’m not at all keen about marrying—your son misrepresented me; but there’s no knowing what an interesting woman might do with me."
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 1
  • He had no proof whatever that her husband misrepresented her, and if he judged her by the surface of things was bound to believe that she liked her life.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • America was in open revolt, he declared, and he denounced as traitors those who, by "gross misrepresentation," labored to inflame his people in America.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • From the beginning of my career I knew that I should win in the long run by sheer weight of public opinion, in spite of the long campaign of misrepresentation and calumny against me.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman
  • Why, Colaiaco asks, would have Plato misrepresented the arguments of Socrates, or hid key elements of the prosecution’s case, when his actions in doing so could so easily be exposed?
    Doug Linder  --  The Trial of Socrates
  • In entering upon the great work before us, we anticipate no small amount of misconception, misrepresentation, and ridicule; but we shall use every instrumentality without our power to effect our object.
    Elizabeth Cady Stanton  --  Declaration of Sentiments
  • I have unfolded to you a complication of dangers to which you would be exposed, should you permit that sacred knot which binds the people of America together be severed or dissolved by ambition or by avarice, by jealousy or by misrepresentation.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The doctor didn’t misrepresent what he had to offer—he was too careless even for that.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • "You began by saying that one report was false, Mrs. Cadwallader, and I believe this is false too," said Dorothea, with indignant energy; "at least, I feel sure it is a misrepresentation.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
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