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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MISUNDERSTANDING

"I shall not interfere with that arrangement," said the lawyer, misunderstanding his object.

Now, so there will be no misunderstanding, it is not my intention to do away with government.

And let there be no misunderstanding—we are going to begin to act, beginning today.

It had come only after many days of misunderstanding and doubt.

In this matter there must be no indefiniteness, no chance for misunderstanding.

The intangible monster of a misunderstanding had crept between them.

She had forgotten their misunderstanding in the present practical emergency.

He made his own intention plain beyond any possibility of misunderstanding.

You cannot conceive how much I have felt from this misunderstanding—the first we have ever had.

The secret of the house is not a misunderstanding; it is life.

WORD ORIGIN

"want of understanding," mid-15c., from present participle of misunderstand.

Meaning "dissention, disagreement" is first recorded 1640s.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.