Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of mistake.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of mistake.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Hey I can buy that partially -- we all goof plenty in our lifetime, but I like the term mistakes better than sins.

    ExChristian.Net -- encouraging ex-Christians

  • You learn from your mistakes is the phrase we have been listening for a long time now.

    Tips on Innovation & Entrepreneurship From Jeff Bezos

  • Sir Paul added that the police adapted their strategy, having made what he described as mistakes during the Nov. 10 student protests that led to a riot at the Conservative Party ' s headquarters in central London.

    Student Protests Test U.K. Coalition Government

  • Not learning from our mistakes is the type of arrogance no writer can afford.

    which he sought so hard we'll tear apart

  • "So that I can avoid meeting what you call your mistakes," said

    The Lost Road

  • Last October, Mr. Musharraf apologized to Pakistan for what he characterized as mistakes he made in office, and he said he would return to the country in time for elections due by 2013.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Pakistan for what he characterized as mistakes he made in office, and he said he would return to the country as the new head of a political party in time for elections due by 2013.

    NYT > Home Page

  • In 2001, the bank reduced the value of its assets by $2.2 billion because of what it called mistakes by HomeSide.

    Times Record News Stories

  • He has promised to correct what he terms the mistakes of the past five years, which have seen repeated rows with Russia over energy supplies and a deep economic crisis.

    www.kyivpost.com

  • He acknowledged what he called his mistakes of the past and insisted that he has learned from them.

    NPR Topics: News

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  • for me life is a big ocean of mistakes dotted with a few points of success. and more often than not a mistake is a better teacher than a success.
    when u succeed u only get what u wanted when u mistake u get something creative not limited by your mind.

    September 19, 2007