No wonder that in Lydgate's energetic nature the sense of a hopeless misconstruction
easily turned into a dogged resistance.
If Mirabel had something of importance to say to her, she might have avoided exposing herself to Francine's spiteful misconstruction
: it would have been easy to arrange with Cecilia that a third person should be present at the interview.
"I am not yet so much changed," cried Anne, and stopped, fearing she hardly knew what misconstruction
. After waiting a few moments he said, and as if it were the result of immediate feeling, "It is a period, indeed!
Dashwood's sisters, she immediately concluded them to be staying in Harley Street; and this misconstruction
produced within a day or two afterwards, cards of invitation for them as well as for their brother and sister, to a small musical party at her house.
To avoid misconstruction
of what I have said, I depart from my purpose not to speak of particular amendments so far as to say that, holding such a provision to now be implied Constitutional law, I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable.
No stronger proof could be given of the distress under which these writers labor for objections, than their stooping to such a misconstruction
Perhaps the naturalist was urged to show his spirit, on this occasion, by some secret consciousness that his excessive industry in the retreat might be liable to misconstruction
; and it is certain that, whatever might be his peculiar notions of danger from the quick, his habits and his knowledge had placed him far above the apprehension of suffering harm from any communication with the dead.
and misunderstanding of the cause in which, and the motives with which, I have worked out this work, is lighter to endure than his would be.
To save her from misconstruction
, cruel misconstruction
, that even my friends have not been able to avoid, becomes my duty.
It was in substance this: That proudly resisting all offers of permanent aid and support from her late mother's friends, because they were made conditional upon her quitting the wretched man, her father, who had no friends left, and shrinking with instinctive delicacy from appealing in their behalf to that true and noble heart which he hated, and had, through its greatest and purest goodness, deeply wronged by misconstruction
and ill report, this young girl had struggled alone and unassisted to maintain him by the labour of her hands.
The efforts which he had made -bluntly and incautiously, I own, but with the purest and kindest intentions, as I know -- to compose the quarrel before leaving home, were perverted, by the vilest misconstruction
, to support an accusation of treachery and falsehood which would have stung any man to the quick.
"Well, since the best motives are liable to misconstruction
, the queen saw in your refusal nothing but a refusal -- a distinct refusal she had also much to complain of you during the lifetime of the late cardinal; yes, her majesty the queen "