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  • as inaccidentally
  • as inunawares
  • as inby chance

synonyms for by mistake

  • unintentionally
  • unwittingly
  • fortuitously
  • haphazardly
  • short
  • aback
  • accidentally
  • carelessly
  • inadvertently
  • mistakenly
  • sudden
  • unconsciously
  • unexpectedly
  • unintentionally
  • unprepared
  • unwittingly
  • abruptly
  • by accident
  • by surprise
  • ignorantly
  • off guard
  • surprisingly
  • unknowingly
  • unready
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How to use by mistake in a sentence

All along the highways and by-paths of our literature we encounter much that pertains to this "queen of plants."
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
John was baptizing at a large pool called Ænon-by-Saleim,—probably allegorical, meaning “Fountain of Repose.”
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
Instead of giving you a chance to say, "He has made a mistake," he forced you to say, "He has shown how to get out of a mistake."
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
The sewing-machine made a resounding clatter in the room; it was of a ponderous, by-gone make.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
My mother now tells me that she knew of this mistake, an error of the New York paper in copying the item from a Southern journal.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
I must make no mistake, and blunder into a national type of features, all wrong; if I make your mask, it must do us credit.
CHECKMATEJOSEPH SHERIDAN LE FANU
Mr. Spurrell came down to see a horse, and we shall be very glad to have the benefit of his opinion by-and-by.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 107, NOVEMBER 3, 1894VARIOUS
Mr. Slocum was not educated in a university, and his life has been in by-paths, and out-of-the-way places.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
They never knew how it got there, but thinking it was by mistake, Glavis took it into the house and spread it out.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
The merest acquaintance would have said something more emphatic than "I will, thank you; good-by," to such a request.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO BY MISTAKE

  • by mistake
  • fortuitously
  • haphazardly
  • unintentionally
  • unwittingly
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.