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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MISPLACEMENT

Often the best policy in the case is just to forget the misplacement.

Who would credit it, that the misplacement of a unit could prove so singular.

This of course secures the books both from misplacement and from pillage.

But there is another danger, aside from the misplacement of books.

A thousand errors arise through the assumption of premises for one arising in the misplacement of terms.

Not a mischance or a misplacement but can pretty surely be brought home to him.

If the deformity consists in the misplacement of certain organs, the omen is invariably bad.

Misplacement will frequently cause ambiguities and absurdities which punctuation will not remove.

He was himself ignorant of any difference in the bank-notes and also of the misplacement of the Pandect volumes.

Embezzlements are very widespread, abuse of authority, misuse or misplacement of funds.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, "to assign a wrong position to;" see mis- (1) + place (v.). Of affections, confidence, etc., "to give to a wrong object," it is recorded from 1630s. Related: Misplaced; misplacing.

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