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 Meanings and Examples of MISUNDERSTAND
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 v.  interpret in the wrong way
Classic Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
1  You are not really shocked: for, with your superior mind, you cannot be either so dull or so conceited as to misunderstand my meaning.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
2  "Sir, you quite misunderstand me," said Mrs. Bennet, alarmed.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 20
3  I cannot misunderstand you, but I entreat you, dear Lizzy, not to pain me by thinking that person to blame, and saying your opinion of him is sunk.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 24
4  But, Sissy glanced at him with great attention; nor did she in her own breast misunderstand him.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
5  You are desperate, full of fancies, and wilful; and you misunderstand.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
6  "I never misunderstand Ashley," Melanie replied quietly, though her lips were trembling.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
7  Milady was not a woman to misunderstand the meaning of this hesitation.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
8  I believe there were some misunderstandings between them.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
9  She will be glad to earn something, and it will be a good time to end misunderstandings.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVIII
10  But I just wish to say, to avoid misunderstandings, that you are quite mistaken if you reckon me or my mother among such people.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI
11  At length, surprised at the misunderstanding, Chichikov decided to ask the first question.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI
12  You know that was not the cause of our misunderstanding.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
13  But the command of the extreme left flank had been assigned to the commander of the Pavlograd regiment in which Rostov was serving, and a misunderstanding arose.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER XIX
14  "Remember, dear boy," and he drew Pierre's arm downwards, "it is simply a misunderstanding."
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER V
15  Princess Mary wrote that she was in despair at the misunderstanding that had occurred between them.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XIV
Example Sentence:
1  If you think that these transport problems can be solved by building more roads, you completely misunderstand the nature of the problem.
2  Don't misunderstand me / what I'm trying to say.
3  He would compel her to listen to what he had to say; he would never again jeopardize their happiness by allowing her to misunderstand him.
4  Upsets may occur, even painful misunderstandings and separations, yet the essential love remains, and might again flourish, more temperately.
5  I am anxious to avoid any possible misunderstanding.
6  He was the unknowing cause of all the misunderstanding.
7  Unfortunately, the headhunter forgot to inform the candidate, so the meeting between the candidate and the client collapsed in misunderstanding.
8  If love is misunderstanding, who let I can return to perfect.
9  Perhaps I was indirectly responsible for the misunderstanding.
10  We try to preclude any possibility of misunderstanding.
11  I am hopeful this misunderstanding will be rectified very quickly.
12  Both sides can maintain plausible deniability and simply claim a misunderstanding.