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  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of misperceive.

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Examples

  • When one systematically misperceives the positions of those of a supposedly different ideology, one may decide to oppose legislation or vote against a candidate with whom, on some issues of importance, one actually agrees.

    How the conservative media harm democracy

  • When one systematically misperceives the positions of those of a supposedly different ideology, one may decide to oppose legislation or vote against a candidate with whom, on some issues of importance, one actually agrees.

    How the conservative media harm democracy

  • Moreover, she misperceives US interests as premised on undermining the clout of leftist leaders such as Chavez whom Zelaya had declared a friend, missing the point that the Honduran move has played directly into the hands of Chavez.

    Vivien Lesnik Weisman: Opportunity For New Beginning In US/Latin American Relations Squandered

  • This question misperceives the relationship between individual rights and the Constitution.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Ted Olson, Law vs. Policy, and the Role of Courts vs. Counsel:

  • The president's impromptu speaking style, which the far-right misperceives as somehow "stupid," is actually the president being thoughtful and prudent.

    Bob Cesca: Why Does Obama's Teleprompter Hate America?

  • Social psychologist Ralph K. White, Fearful Warriors, 1984, (who died last year at the age of 100), referring to Soviet American relations said, the "madness" that is carrying the world closer and closer to nuclear war has at its core a psychological explanation: Each side, though fundamentally afraid, misperceives the nature f the danger it faces.

    Diane Perlman: Pressuring Iran: Self Fulfilling Paranoia and the Law of Opposites

  • Because of a little-known but well-established fact that, as Professor Whitney puts it, “the human brain misperceives moving objects as shifting in the direction of their motion.”

    McEnroe Vindicated?

  • Are there times when Vincent misperceives both Alec and the boy, Shao-fei?

    Heaven Lake by John Dalton: Questions

  • But Greenberg's awareness of this tendency makes him see it everywhere, and so he utterly misperceives the film, which looks at the years when Bob Dylan was first the adored icon of the folk song armies and then the hated apostate.

    Idiot Wind

  • But Greenberg's awareness of this tendency makes him see it everywhere, and so he utterly misperceives the film, which looks at the years when Bob Dylan was first the adored icon of the folk song armies and then the hated apostate.

    Archive 2005-09-01

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