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We are sure that any accusations to the contrary are well wide of the mark," he added.
This reading turned out to be not so wide of the mark, as Kidon's subsequent shows have confirmed.
His specific forecast may have been wide of the mark (in this article, published in 1974, Kindleberger predicts that Brussels will emerge as Europe's financial center
But they are infrequent, and shooting the same linguistic arrows at the bulk of the verses, which are full of the sincerity of a lover and the self-doubt of a reform-minded Christian, falls wide of the mark.
Instead, trust that the decisions of nine Americans of more than ordinary integrity will probably not be too wide of the mark for too long.
It's an old stereotype to paint oval ball lovers as upmarket types - but now it's well wide of the mark.
Stan Pearson, Manchester United's inside left is lying on the ground (centre), having shot just wide of the mark.
CLAIMS that Town want to solve their striker shortage by signing Nottingham Forest's Dexter Blackstock seem wide of the mark.
LIVERPOOL coach Steve Clarke believes suggestions the Reds squad needs a major overhaul in the summer are wide of the mark.
It would take the evidence of more than one week to justify a buy at those levels, though there is no reason to suppose either quote is well wide of the mark.
FRESH speculation linking David Moyes with the vacant Aston Villa job is wide of the mark, the Echo can reveal.
While it is good to see politicians with principles the senators' claims the new legislation will damage the family are wide of the mark.