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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.

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In The Anxiety of Influence (1973) and A Map of Misreading (1975), Bloom proposed one of his most original theories: that poetry results from poets deliberately misreading the works that influence them.
A simple misunderstanding of the goals of a board or a misreading of some board members' wishes can have disastrous results.
Even a subtle defect stemming from a misreading of the glass "recipe" could lead to such a problem, he notes.
This selective misreading, the application argues, deprives Pioneer of the right to a jury trial, because the Court substituted its own findings of fact for those of the jury, a violation of the constitution both of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and of the United States.
She covers mobility and contestation; desire, knowledge, and the ruse of satisfaction in the Knight's Tale; misreading like the Reeve; symptoms of desire in Chaucer's wives and clerks; disfigurements of desire in Chaucer's religious tales; and reading and misreading Chaucer.
They (committee's findings) are based on a misreading of evidence, and on a selective and misleading analysis of my testimonies to your committee," Hinton said.
All three motives, he stated, amount to "a profound misreading of the time and place to which they were being applied.
Westside district officials said a writing part of a test was administered incorrectly, involving misreading of directions, in one classroom of 29 students.