false impression


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false impression

noun
A failure to understand correctly:
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I have entirely misunderstood Lady Susan, and was on the point of leaving the house under a false impression of her conduct.
The fact that I lent it to her was intended to humiliate you, the attentions which I purposely paid to her in public were intended to convey a false impression to society--and in this, too, I fancy that I have been successful.
I left his false impression undisturbed, and accepted the work he had to give.
Harnish is laboring under a false impression, and he should be set straight.
Before the Professor left the room I cautioned him against getting any false impression from my patient.
He would like to satisfy his soul for a day with looking at them, and he MUST see her again--he must see her, simply to remove any false impression from her mind about his manner to her just now.
But don't run away with a false impression," he continued eagerly, turning and linking his arm through Denham's, as though to prevent him from escaping; and, thus compelled, Denham passed the monitory lamp-post, to which, in passing, he breathed an excuse, for how could he break away when Rodney's arm was actually linked in his?
The young man preserved an impassive, moody countenance, though he reproached himself bitterly for a pernicious fool, to have given thus an utterly false impression of intimacy.
That only two glasses were used, and that the dregs of both were poured into a third glass, so as to give the false impression that three people had been here.
I have thought it proper to quote at length these interesting passages, because they contain a luminous abridgment of the principal arguments in favor of the Union, and must effectually remove the false impressions which a misapplication of other parts of the work was calculated to make.
That letter, as I said, ought to suffice to prevent false impressions concerning you.
I can hardly regard her in the light of a rational creature, so obstinately has she persisted in forming a fabulous notion of my character and acting on the false impressions she cherished.