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miscalculation

mis kalkyuhlay shuhn

  • n  a mistake in calculating

  • His party brings down OhiraIn a comedy of miscalculations that left Japan's politicians in shock, the government of Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira was suddenly.
  • Most of all, he wanted to avoid Caesar's fatal miscalculation.
  • The abduction of their most famous victim, however, proved to be a miscalculation.
News & Articles

  • ‘Three Worlds’ Explores the Aftermath of a Hit-and-Run
    One miscalculation leads to another in “Three Worlds,” Catherine Corsini’s severe, anxiety-producing French drama about the chain of consequences after a hit-and-run accident.
    June 20, 2013 - New York Times
  • Gun Control Group Says Tamerlan Tsarnaev Was Victim Of Gun Violence
    A group holding an anti-gun rally in New Hampshire might have made a slight miscalculation with one of its tactics. During the event, people supporting the Mayors Against Illegal Guns movement were reading the names of those "killed with guns" since the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. One of the names that they read was that of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev. The ...
    June 20, 2013 - Opposing Views
  • Abortion bill sponsor said what?
    The stupidity is simply staggering,Rep. Charlie Dent, a moderate Republican from Pennsylvania, told Roll Call. He was referring to the political miscalculation of anti-abortion forces in the House Judiciary Committee who insisted this week on reviving the culture wars, years behind us, still again, with yet another proposed abortion bill.
    June 17, 2013 - CNN
Quotes

  • Ban Ki-moon in The Canadian Press
    Nonetheless, Ban said, the increase in tensions "raised the spectre of a miscalculation by either party leading to a resumption of hostilities, with potentially devastating consequences for Lebanon and the region."
  • Timothy Keating in Washington Post
    It is complicated enough as is, and if there aren't open channels of communication, if there aren't better ways of communicating intent, the likelihood of a miscalculation increases,Keating said, referring to the possibility of a...
  • Ray Takeyh in International Herald Tribune
    Iran expert Ray Takeyh said the risks are all the greater because Tehran has an "unhealthy" disregard for American power, which "enhances the prospect of a miscalculation."

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