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erroneous
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
containing or characterized by error
  • It had come across his mind that if he were hard upon his sister, it might somehow tend to make Tom hard upon Maggie at some distant day, when her father was no longer there to take her part; for simple people, like our friend Mr. Tulliver, are apt to clothe unimpeachable feelings in erroneous ideas, and this was his confused way of explaining to himself that his love and anxiety for "the little wench" had given him a new sensibility toward his sister.
    1.8 — Book 1 Chapter 8 — Mr. Tulliver Shows His Weaker Side (99% in)
  • "Yes," said Mr. Glegg, interpreting Mrs. Pullet's observation with erroneous plausibility, "you must consider that, neighbor Tulliver; Wakem's son isn't likely to follow any business.
    1.7 — Book 1 Chapter 7 — Enter the Aunts and Uncles (88% in)

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