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- v. To err, to be wrong.
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No question but that he was a genuine dyed-in-the-wool fellow-traveller at one time — Madame Halle did not strike me as a person who would make a mistake over anything — and I don't see how he could otherwise have formed his contacts with the Communist world.
"Mother of God! Those god-cursed Americans'll make a mistake one day and then we'll never be able to extricate ourselves!
Is it, then, also enough for a man, who would not make a mistake in the use of coined money, to have heard this precept, that he should receive the genuine drachmae and reject the spurious?
The servant Droof labored to overcome the wizard’s absentmindedness so that Nagflad wouldn’t make a mistake and stupidly counterattack with rose petals or goose feathers.
• Knowingly let someone else make a mistake and get into trouble?
Nothing so easy, thinks the Pope, as to issue Bulls; if you make a mistake in one Bull, issue another; and, having issued three Bulls in twenty-four hours, he desists for the present, having divided the earthly globe.
"Trust Harry not to make a mistake on a dog," was Collins's judgment; and constantly he strove to find in Michael what had made Del Mar declare him a ten strike and the limit.