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Definition containing or characterized by error
  • This is one of the many examples of the men missing in action erroneously reported and later being established as a lie.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
erroneously = in error
  • The War Department probably didn't want it known that they had erroneously declared two airmen dead, especially as the Japanese were exploiting this fact.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • erroneously = in error
  • Her son has come down to the studio especially to send her this message of reassurance after the erroneous report of a few days ago by the United States War Department, that he was officially given up as dead and missing.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • erroneous = in error
  • Erroneously I imagined some personal reason.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • IT WOULD BE ERRONEOUS to say Sohrab was quiet.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • All this may perhaps be true; but the inferences which have been drawn from these truths are exceedingly erroneous.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Like the pyramids and the ruins of Maya, they will commemorate an erroneous development of human genius.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • I think that collectivization was an erroneous and unsuccessful measure and it was impossible to admit the error.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • Only if you are afraid of looking foolish, and I would have looked far more foolish if I persisted with an erroneous belief.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • The evidence is, in fact, erroneous.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • The impression which I had received respecting the character and condition of the people of the north, I found to be singularly erroneous.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • It took me a minute to understand the erroneous conclusion he'd drawn.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
  • It is intolerable to us that an erroneous thought should exist anywhere in the world, however secret and powerless it may be.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • In Springfield, Illinois, Abraham Lincoln said: "We think the decision is erroneous.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • My dear Peter, people go by so many erroneous assumptions.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • By a superior being our reasonings may take the same tone-though erroneous they may be fine-This is the very thing in which consists poetry.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • But if that were an extravagant and erroneous supposition, there certainly was proof positive that her own small individual world was wrong.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • There was so much erroneous information in this statement that it honestly took me a second to decide, outline style, what to address first.
    Sarah Dessen  --  This Lullaby
  • "I had," said he, "come to an entirely erroneous conclusion which shows, my dear Watson, how dangerous it always is to reason from insufficient data.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • It was evident to us, however, that this popular idea was erroneous.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson

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