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mis kuhn strooh

  • v  interpret in the wrong way
    She misconstrued my remarks

  • KT: I think you misconstrue my intent.
  • To argue that Caucasian-dominated society is prejudiced and subjugates minorities in a systematic, albeit subtle, manner is to profoundly misconstrue a social inevitability: the .
  • Increasingly, however, science is showing that human beings, regardless of their intelligence, are prone to misconstrue and misperceive.

  • Jim Balsillie in BusinessWeek
    North America is doing very, very well,said Balsillie, 49. "Don't misconstrue something that shouldn't be misconstrued."
  • Mike Leavitt in Washington Post
    Words in that draft led some to misconstrue the department's intent,Leavitt told reporters today during a telephone news conference. "This regulation ...... is consistent with my intent to focus squarely on the issue of conscience rights....
  • Joe Maddon in USA Today
    People sometimes really misconstrue something like that,Maddon said. "The best way I can explain it to anyone would be to just think of your own family and what happens behind closed doors. The people you love the most you're going to have...

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