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How to use mistake in a sentence

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
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
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
"Yes, there has been a mistake," she said peevishly, turning in with him to a small room they used as a breakfast-room.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
How many never know how close they come to making their mistake, or being a statistic in somebody else's?
FEE OF THE FRONTIERHORACE BROWN FYFE
He has an ugly scar—a knife-cut—across the back of one hand; you can't mistake him if you get sight of him.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
Miss Carey seems only to have seen the head herself, so there may easily have been a mistake on this point.
BIRDS OF GUERNSEY (1879)CECIL SMITH
He turned into the right number, as he thought, but upon trying to insert the key in the lock he found that he had made a mistake.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
In considering the first point, power, the amateur will have to beware of a very possible mistake he may fall into.
VIOLINS AND VIOLIN MAKERSJOSEPH PEARCE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO MISTAKE

  • absences
  • blunders
  • defaults
  • defects
  • errors
  • faults
  • losses
  • mishaps
  • mistakes
  • omissions
  • oversights
  • slips
  • want
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