mistaken idea

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I know he has forgiven me because in some mistaken idea I have done things that prevent him say goodbye as he ought, and he may think that in some more mistaken idea this woman was buried alive, and that in most mistake of all we have killed her.
It was then that I understood the careful trimming of the trees which had led me to form the mistaken idea when first I opened my eyes upon the grove that it was the playground of a civilized people.
And my mother favoured the company with a particular account of that lady's mistaken ideas and conduct regarding the matter in hand, concluding with, 'Now, don't you think it is wrong?
But we may form very mistaken ideas on this subject, if we do not call to mind in our calculations, that the extent of revenue drawn from foreign commerce must vary with the variations, both in the extent and the kind of imports; and that these variations do not correspond with the progress of population, which must be the general measure of the public wants.
I think, Ruby," she began hesitatingly -- for it was difficult for Anne to speak to any one of the deepest thoughts of her heart, or the new ideas that had vaguely begun to shape themselves in her mind, concerning the great mysteries of life here and hereafter, superseding her old childish conceptions, and it was hardest of all to speak of them to such as Ruby Gillis -- "I think, perhaps, we have very mistaken ideas about heaven -- what it is and what it holds for us.
Moreover, in order to understand any man one must be deliberate and careful to avoid forming prejudices and mistaken ideas, which are very difficult to correct and get over afterwards.
The Member States can also consider the adoption of a standardized format per brand name, as Uruguay does (allowing one format for every brand of tobacco product), to ensure that variants of the brand name are not used to create the mistaken idea that some variants are less harmful than others.
There is this mistaken idea that commissions inherently increase the cost of coverage to the consumer.
Laying aside for a moment the mistaken idea that the purpose of owning a gun is to kill a criminal -- a deterrent to a crime is a big factor -- FBI data shows that the number of homicides committed with a firearm are steadily falling.
But how did we in our Christian education leave behind the mistaken idea that the Kingdom of Heaven referred only to heaven or mistake the Kingdom of God for the church?
At the beginning, many people had the mistaken idea that AUDK would be an investment project whose main objective would be to turn a profit.
It's going to take us a long time to erase the mistaken idea that low-fat is good, and to stop avoiding foods rich in cholesterol and saturated fats.