INCORRECT in a Sentence

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For INCORRECT, below is one of 13 sentences:
Men immediately make translations of it; translations hasty, incorrect, full of errors, of gaps, and of nonsense.

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 Meanings and Examples of INCORRECT
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  not in accord with standards or rules
 a.  not agreeing with facts or usage
Classic Sentence:
1  He speaks a vulgar, common, incorrect German of life and death and birth and the soil.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XV
2  While that untrained voice, with its incorrect breathing and labored transitions, was sounding, even the connoisseurs said nothing, but only delighted in it and wished to hear it again.
War and Peace 2 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER XV
3  Men immediately make translations of it; translations hasty, incorrect, full of errors, of gaps, and of nonsense.
Les Misérables 4 By Victor Hugo
4  And Sergey Ivanovitch carried the subject into the regions of philosophical history where Konstantin Levin could not follow him, and showed him all the incorrectness of his view.
Anna Karenina 1 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 3
5  By omitting the e, though incorrectly, Pierre got the answer he sought.
War and Peace 3 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XIX
6  Then the idea seized him that he had read incorrectly, and that the appointment was for eleven o'clock.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In 24 THE PAVILION
7  In my opinion, it's best now to stop wondering about whether you're proceeding correctly or incorrectly, and to bring the matter to a peaceful close with a mutual handshake.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Context  Highlight   In Chapter One Arrest - Conversation with Mrs. Grubach - The...
Example Sentence:
1  The assumptions made about the economy's rate of growth proved to be incorrect.
2  His version of what happened is incorrect.
3  Gershwin's lyrics would today probably be deemed politically incorrect.
4  A common sign of dyslexia is that the sequencing of letters when spelling words may be incorrect.
5  Macbeth was startled when the witches greeted him with an incorrect appellation. Why did they call him Thane of Cawdor, he wondered, when the holder of that title still lived?.
6  Termite, sometimes incorrectly called white ants, is a group of social insects.