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MISREADING, contracts. When a deed is read falsely to an illiterate or blind man, who is a party to it, such false reading amounts to a fraud, because the contract never had the assent of both parties. 5 Co. 19; 6 East, R. 309; Dane's Ab. c. 86, a, 3, Sec. 7; 2 John. R. 404; 12 John. R. 469; 3 Cowen, R. 537.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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One way to reduce the number of deaths from misread prescriptions is to require physicians to print their prescriptions using a computer, iPad, or tablet.
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Tabak put his hand to his 25-year-old victim's throat after she protested at his advances having "completely misread the situation", before "Joanna went limp", Mr Clegg said.
His full version of events was heard for the first time as defence QC William Clegg said Tabak "completely misread the situation".
The misread and subsequently accepted payloads, coincidentally, generated the correct CkChr, thereby evading the data integrity check.
Honda has been growing consistently thanks to surging sales in Brazil, Vietnam and Indonesia, but misread latent motorcycle demand in Africa, Eastern Europe, and most of Latin America, an executive said yesterday.
In American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century (Viking, 2006) Phillips reports, "The world's leading economic and military power is also--no one can misread the data--the world's leading Bible-reading crusader state, immersed in an Old Testament of stern prophets and bloody Middle Eastern battlefields."
How could we misread the old "arms around the globe' chair-throwing gesture as anything other than horseplay?
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But in 1979, Barthes's essay was probably misread by American audiences as part of an ever-expanding encrustation of European interpretations on the body of Twombly's paintings (for example, by the German poet/dealer Heiner Bastian).
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