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If we’re not careful, we can be a threat to each other’s health, which can be misconstrued as reason to feel threatened in every way.
That’s where the oft-misconstrued story of Onesimus comes in.
The fairest observers misconstrue all motives to action, where any received prepossession has found an hypothesis.
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
I put in, to laugh Uvo out of the morbid vein which I understood in him but others might easily misconstrue.
WITCHING HILLE. W. HORNUNG
Let us find out what we are talking about, lest we should misconstrue and misunderstand each other.
But we must not misconstrue words in our versions of a style so loose.
THE APOSTLESERNEST RENAN
You will not misconstrue my words, but—but life is not always the same, is it?
GORDON CRAIGRANDALL PARRISH
He might misconstrue my motive—oh, you understand, don't you?
Popular opinion, however, is apt to misconstrue broad epithets and to confound vigour with harshness.
She broke off in a confusion he might well misconstrue, and moved nervously away, her back to him.
THE PALACE OF DARKENED WINDOWSMARY HASTINGS BRADLEY

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