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synonyms for wide of the mark

  • beside the point
  • far afield
  • nihil ad rem
  • not on target
  • off-course
  • off-target
  • wide
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How to use wide of the mark in a sentence

In cross-section the burrows varied from round (three inches in diameter) to oval (three inches high and four inches wide).
SUMMER BIRDS FROM THE YUCATAN PENINSULAERWIN E. KLAAS
Her eyes, for a moment, fixed themselves with a horrid conviction of a wide and nameless treachery.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
The streets here are rather wide for an Italian city but would be deemed intolerably narrow in America.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
His nose was hooked and rather large, his eyes were blue, bright as steel, and set a trifle wide.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
As usual the dinner was recherché, for the Pandemonium chef enjoyed a world-wide reputation.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Then they all passed out through the great front door to the wide old veranda.
THE BOARDED-UP HOUSEAUGUSTA HUIELL SEAMAN
He showed his wisdom in giving the Pandemonium card-room a very wide berth for the rest of his days.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Wide and straight, well made and tree-lined throughout, it supplied the two great arteries of Indian life.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
During the siege of Acre he commanded the covering force, and pushed reconnaissances far and wide.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
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WORDS RELATED TO WIDE OF THE MARK

  • beside the question
  • extraneous
  • immaterial
  • inapplicable
  • incidental
  • inconsequential
  • insignificant
  • irrelevant
  • nihil ad rem
  • not at issue
  • not important
  • not to the purpose
  • off the subject
  • pointless
  • unimportant
  • unrelated
  • wide of the mark
  • wide of the point
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