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misapprehension

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  • Due to the marked increase in demand for more and more telephone numbers to be available for allocation since the 1990s, the As a consequence of these changes, millions of people who did not follow them have been left with a. — “UK telephone code misconceptions - Wikipedia, the free”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Incidentally, I'm not sure Dr Smith's comments support your contention that this is a "popular misapprehension" that has become "widespread", but I shan't take this any further. I may agree with the judgement "misapprehension", since it is not uncommon for words to change their meaning. But as for ". — “Talk:Learning curve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • The logical fallacy of false dilemma (also called false dichotomy, the either-or fallacy) Closely related are failing to consider a range of options and the tendency to think in. — “False dilemma - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • A review of preceding circumstances demonstrated that such misapprehension was impossible; for he had himself proposed this day, and this hour. — “Wieland” by Charles Brockden Brown
  • However, I mentally shake hands with you for your answer, despite its inaccuracy; and as much for the manner in which it was said, as for the substance of the speech; the manner was frank and sincere; one does not often see such a manner: no, on the contrary, affectation, or coldness, or stupid, coarse-minded misapprehension of one's meaning are the usual rewards of candour. — “Jane Eyre” by Charlotte Bronte
  • He saw the smile, and a strange misapprehension came over him. — “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy
  • He turned from Cahusac to address the mob of buccaneers, who had surged nearer to hear him, for he had not troubled to raise his voice. "I hope that will correct some of the misapprehension that appears to have been disturbing you," said he. — “Captain Blood” by Rafael Sabatini

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