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Definition of "misquote" []

  • To quote incorrectly. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "misquote" in a sentence
  • "A couple of days ago, in documenting a misquote in a Business Week article, I theorized that the misquote was a result of “empty throwaway words that fill up all Business Week articles.”"
  • "I guess of all alternatives "misquote" certainly can't be established under any construct, and I think my review establishes a much better way of understanding the use of "this generation" terminology."
  • "A second thing is that I believe you make a similar mistake as Ehrman claiming a "misquote"."