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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MISTIMED

So don't spoil the beauty of your own behaviour by mistimed reflexions.

But we do not recover composure by the mere feeling that agitation is mistimed.

And beseech you, sir, To suffer this mistimed civility For Sparta's sake.

We had reckoned without the mistimed chivalry of our chauffeurs.

For the rest, this of suspending our Mayor does seem a mistimed measure.

And then Gordon mistimed a slow yorker, and was clean bowled for eighty-five.

Nay, your modesty is now mistimed—it should have come sooner.

But by no mistimed clemency could she sacrifice such solid advantages as these.

Our unexpected entrée, like all other mistimed visits, caused the visited a terrible degree of confusion.

Her first impulse was to dart up the stairs, and make sure that no calamity had befallen through her mistimed drowsiness.

WORD ORIGIN

late Old English mistimian "to happen amiss" (of an event); see mis- (1) + time (v.). Meaning "not to time properly" is first recorded late 14c. Related: Mistimed; mistiming.

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