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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of misstep.


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  • One of Meredith's many missteps is not handling the situation well -- she speaks loudly.

    The Family Stone

  • If the system is fair, it would seem that G‑d should be required to answer for His "missteps" - at least as they impact our lives! Weekly Magazine [ Chukat-Balak 5769 - July 3, 2009 ]

  • “This notion that this disturbing pattern of gaffes and missteps is now being criticized solely because he is black, and that Barack Obama is being criticized for his big-government power grab solely because he is black — that is nonsense,” Blackwell told Fox News’s’ Neil Cavuto.

    Think Progress » DC Media Scoff At President Obama’s Substantive And Detailed Answer To Health Care Question

  • Most notable among his missteps was a disastrous gull-winged sports car called the Bricklin, which was famously produced without door locks because of a supplier mix-up.

    The Little Car That Couldn't

  • Getting through the night with no major missteps, that is one of the goals for both vice presidential candidates during tomorrow night's debate.

    CNN Transcript Oct 1, 2008

  • They say, "Our family will continue to pursue the full truth about the circumstances of Pat's death and the so-called missteps of the Army, the Department of Defense, and this administration."

    CNN Transcript Mar 27, 2007

  • And talk about being off message, a lot of the missteps are his making.

    CNN Transcript Oct 23, 2006

  • Perhaps most egregious of his missteps was a Massachusetts health plan that has been called the blueprint for Obamacare.

    NYDN Rss

  • Regardless, after initially taking responsibility for his own "difficulties," Massa has now decided that his missteps are his party's fault, and he's lashing out wildly in the hopes of punishing his perceived Democratic enemies. Main RSS Feed

  • The inquiry, which had been intense but secret in the previous weeks, was revealed after what federal law enforcement officials described as missteps by the Police Department's Intelligence Division, which was not directly involved in the investigation.

    NYT > Home Page


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