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?
It might have given a false impression. Madame is frank and open like the day but it won't do with everybody.
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.