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misconstrue

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Definition interpret in the wrong way
  • I don't want to give him the slightest chance to think I've misconstrued what this meeting is about.
    Sophie Kinsella  --  Confessoins of a Shopaholic
  • But you will not misconstrue me.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • Alas, thou hast misconstrued every thing!
    William Shakespeare  --  Julius Caesar
  • I know well enough that a step like that is improper and might be misconstrued.
    Charlotte Perkins Gilman  --  The Yellow Wallpaper
  • Taft surely must have known that his remarks would be twisted and misconstrued and that his timing would raise the devil in the current campaign.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • What was supposed to be a rainbow has become misconstrued, There was one line of kids, who each had books.
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • Don't wait to construe—misconstrue as fast as you can.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Ludicrously, he thought it important that his tears not be misconstrued as an acceptance of the cruelty with which the universe was ruled.
    Dean Koontz  --  Sole Survivor
  • And I don't think I've actually done a single thing that could've been misconstrued as "being after" him or anyone else for that matter.
    Melody Carlson  --  Becoming Me
  • That statement might be misconstrued as an insult.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • But on that occasion you erred, I think, misconstruing my intentions wilfully.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Two Towers
  • What will happen if Congress misconstrues the "necessary and proper" clause and exercises powers not warranted by its true meaning?
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • It had been misconstrued.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • She leant back while the more earnest members of the club began to misconstrue her.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • It was annoying the way Melly always misconstrued her motives—but perhaps that was far preferable to having her suspect the truth.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Like many people of color, he has misconstrued her name.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Albeit you have deserv'd High commendation, true applause, and love, Yet such is now the duke's condition, That he misconstrues all that you have done.
    William Shakespeare  --  As You Like It
  • He gulped slightly; he smiled to show that he was being humorous— people had been known to misconstrue the Doc's humor.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • There did he pause: but let me tell the world, If he outlive the envy of this day, England did never owe so sweet a hope, So much misconstrued in his wantonness.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • There is no possibility of misconstruing Sir Leicester's burning wish to see him or the desire he signifies to have the room cleared of every one but the housekeeper.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House

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