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mis uh plahy

  • v  apply to a wrong thing or person; apply badly or incorrectly
    You are misapplying the name of this religious group

  • In a separate development, the counsel obtained a guilty plea from Stephen Smith, a former Clinton gubernatorial aide, for conspiring to misapply loan funds.
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  • Don't Blame LSAT for Dearth of Minorities, Says Law Professor
    Minorities are underrepresented because they "misapply" to schools that are unlikely to admit them due to grades and LSAT scores and because a disproportionate percentage of minority law grads take the bar exam in states with the toughest pass cutoffs, a professor says.
    Aug. 7, 2013 - Law.com

  • Mitch McConnell in U.S. News & World Report
    The Washington Times quotes Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell saying, "Not only did Judge Sotomayor misapply the law, but the perfunctory way in which she and her panel dismissed the firefighters' meritorious claims of unfair treatment is...
  • Stephen Byers in Indianapolis Star
    We believe they misapply their regulations,Byers said of the townships, "although the regulations are so nebulous, it's hard to tell."
  • Albert Mohler in Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Towers Online
    In other words, we have to show up at such a conversation with the acknowledgement that we will claim a biblical authority that is absolute, universal, and timeless,Mohler argues. "While we may misunderstand or misapply this authoritative...

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