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In an account of a Gamblers Anonymous meeting, she observes, “I had not heard so many revelations of a certain kind since I used to fall into conversations on Greyhound buses under the misapprehension that it was a good way to learn about life.”

Attempting to determine the particular time the corpse flower “bloomed” revealed my own misapprehension of the subject.

From Fortune

The widespread misapprehension about Stoicism is even endorsed by a number of scholars who should know better.

There’s a lot of fear, confusion, and misapprehension about why the US is in debt to China and what what would happen if China were to call it in.

From Quartz

In fairness, Arcady has put this misapprehension in context.

The U.S. military, meanwhile, it seemed to me was laboring under an entirely different misapprehension.

The main purpose of the invasion of Iraq, he argued, was to reverse that misapprehension.

The darkness, or rather the general misapprehension, which prevails on this subject, is a frightful source of disease and misery.

There must, I imagine, be some misapprehension of the figures here, and I feel sure that those given above are nearer the mark.

"Yes, I told Lady Kirton she was labouring under some misapprehension," he quietly answered.

It seems a misapprehension to suggest either selfishness or ingratitude on the part of the dying King.

When I mention her house, I must remove the misapprehension which seems to have allarmed you.


On this page you'll find 34 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to misapprehension, such as: confusion, delusion, error, misconception, misconstruction, and misinterpretation.

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