mistakenly mistakenly  /mɪs ˈteɪ kən li/


  • (adv) in a mistaken manner


  1. Due to incorrect information from The Blacksmith Institute, an earlier version of this story mistakenly referred to the Chinese city of Tianjin.
  2. The young man mistakenly known on the Baghdad street as Ali, according to the butler, is actually Samira's grandson Saif, 20.
  3. Within the past six months, several people on the no fly list have been mistakenly allowed to fly.


  1. Colorado murderer mistakenly paroled in 2002

    DENVER, June 12 (UPI) -- Corrections officials in Colorado say they have fixed the error after it was revealed a convicted killer was mistakenly released in 2002.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: UPI

  2. Colorado DOC in 2002 mistakenly paroled murderer serving life term

    The Department of Corrections mistakenly released a white supremacist killer who was supposed to be serving life in prison long before it set free another man, the one who is believed to have killed prisons chief Tom Clements. In 2002, convicted white supremacist killer Clifton Blecha was serving life in prison without parole when he was released on parole.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  3. Sheraden home mistakenly demolished, homeowner receives no compensation

    A man is looking for compensation after the house he was fixing up for his family was mistakenly demolished. “It wasn't a shack. It was a home,” said Andre Hall. Hall purchased the house on Motor Street in Sheraden and was working to make it a home for his family when it was torn down in January 2011. P.J. Deller Inc. was responsible for the demolition, but the company said they were just ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WPXI Pittsburgh


  1. In a statement Neugebauer said that although he remains "heartbroken" about passage of the bill, "I deeply regret that my actions were mistakenly interpreted as a direct reference" to Stupak.
    on Mar 22, 2010 By: Randy Neugebauer Source: Los Angeles Times (blog)

  2. Google Saturday morning released an update to its list of URLs known to install malicious software and "unfortunately (and here's the human error), the URL of '/' was mistakenly checked as a value to the file and '/' expands to all URLs,"...
    on Feb 2, 2009 By: Marissa Mayer Source: The Times

  3. "I mistakenly thought the reporter and photographer in question were at the hotel to confront me about some earlier comments," Williams said. "I was wrong, and I apologize for my overreaction."
    on Dec 1, 2007 By: Montel Williams Source: CTV.ca

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