Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A contraction of mistaken.
“This combination dagger, screwdriver, nail file, corkscrew and a tool for removing stones from horse's hooves hath mista'en -- for, lo, his house is empty on the back of Montague, -- And it mis-sheathed in my daughter's bosom!”
“William Farren, here, was touching on that subject, if I'm not mista'en. ”
“Ay," said John, "I'm mista'en if this is no a day that'll be heard tell o 'yet;" and they mounted to their respective places and started.”
“Aw'll tell thee what, Mary Ann -- there's a deal o' mak 'up i' that yure (hair), or aw'm mista'en. ”
“Nowe, lad -- thaa'rt -- mista'en -- Whittam's hens hesn't bin i' th 'garden sin' thaa towd him abaat 'em last. ”
“If this aren't Mr. Sherrud's dochter, I'm mista'en!”
“If I'm no mista'en that'll be the end o 'Sandy's Toon”
“I might be mista'en – but he like gave a sort of a whistle, and I saw a bit of a smile on his face; and he said, 'Oh, it's all stuff!”
“I started siding stuff then, an 'sweeping an' doing; and I expected he'd begin a calling me for my idle ways as Maister Hatfield would a 'done; but I was mista'en: he only bid me good mornin' like, in a quiet dacent way.”
“I sit here useless, surrounded by the gratification of all my wishes and all my ambitions; and at times I'm near terrified, for it's as if God had mista'en me for some other woman. ”
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