- v. present participle of mishear.
“Worse than the mishearing was the attempted bounce back.”
“One morning, as I was practising raga Todi, I had my first experience of what I now call a "mishearing": I thought I heard the riff to Layla in a handful of notes I'd been singing.”
“You might remember his quote that the to no end idiom, which many of you well-educated readers use, is a “bastardization born of mishearing”, when — of course — he presented no evidence for this claim.”
“The phrases you complain of are bastardizations born of mishearing and nurtured by imitation.”
““The phrases you complain of [including to no end] are bastardizations born of mishearing and nurtured by imitation.””
“In a halting performance, at times pausing, mumbling and mishearing, Murdoch said those culpable were "the people I hired and trusted, and perhaps then people who they hired and trusted".”
“And as if to diminish its importance further, the New York Times rendered this quote oddly, perhaps through a mishearing, as "nearly symbolic".”
“The identification would be wrong now and then, but that may be no more troublesome than mishearing a word now and then.”
“Some convenient mishearing gave him all the answers he'd wanted to hear all along, and the show would go on with no format changes whatsoever.”
“We failed to spot the mishearing: the figure he gave was 17 million.”
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