Could it be that Burleigh stood in need of all this money to cover other sums that he had misapplied?
Bitter is a tax, particularly if misapplied; a rate, particularly if embezzled.
The truth of the Greeks was mistaken by the pseudo-classicists and misapplied.
In short, the bill seems to have been a model of misapplied benevolence.
A term singularly, but very often, misapplied in parlance for orbit.
In most of them Milton's phraseology is weakened and misapplied.
Yes, charming; that too applies, and oh, what a misapplied word it is!
Hubert exclaimed, "methinks that word is often misapplied in these days."
Its object was wholly different from that to which it has been misapplied.
In this form it is commonly accepted as true, but is often misunderstood and misapplied.