give a false impression

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I can't believe he would seek to give a false impression so I am wondering if he has forgotten to mail the letters.
In fact, one of the more widespread abuses the SAB addresses is the intentional recording of immaterial errors in a registrant's financial statements in order to smooth earnings artificially and give a false impression of their stability.
The subtitle may give a false impression of an all-embracing comprehensive survey of ideas from 1550-1960.