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Judges have routinely ruled that people who signed affidavits to that effect either misunderstood the process or were wrong.
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I don’t deny the existence of the arrow, but I do suggest that the “box mentality” has led us to misunderstand what is happening in the universe and even blinded us to the beauty that it is creating.
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It’s common for even native English speakers to misunderstand or mischaracterize something on their application, said Anne Paxton, an attorney at the Unemployment Law Project, a legal aid organization based in Washington state.
HE MADE A MINOR MISTAKE FILLING OUT AN UNEMPLOYMENT FORM. THEN THE STATE DEMANDED $14,990 FROM HIM.BY AVA KOFMANOCTOBER 29, 2020PROPUBLICA
There’s also an interesting thread in the book about being misunderstood while trying to figure yourself out at the same time.
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If it set back anyone it was probably a generation of psychology students who may have misunderstood this.
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But you are English, or you are American; and men of those countries never misunderstand a woman, even if she is in trouble.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
You only misunderstand each other, and with a little good will on both sides you can easily get out of your tangle.'
CONFIDENCEHENRY JAMES
You misunderstand me, my friend; I want to know whether he attacked him with any evil intent?
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The active temperament is almost bound to misunderstand the imaginative or artistic spirit and its difficulties.
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Do not misunderstand me, however, and imagine that I wish to exalt Chopin at the expense of another great musician.
FREDERICK CHOPIN AS A MAN AND MUSICIANFREDERICK NIECKS
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WORDS RELATED TO MISUNDERSTAND

  • distort
  • exaggerate
  • misapprehend
  • misconceive
  • misinterpret
  • misjudge
  • misread
  • mistake
  • mistranslate
  • misunderstand
  • pervert
  • take the wrong way
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