Apparently he mistook her breathless state as an indication of passion.
In the middle of the queen's throne was a low stone box she mistook at first glance to be the world's most uncomfortable lumbar support.
Being discovered he was torn to pieces by Agave and others, who mistook him for some wild beast.
We left the compound and got ambushed by people we mistook for refugees.
When it is added that Jefferson's assertions, alike as regards Hamilton's talk 3 and the intent and tendency of his political measures, were, to the extent of the underlying basic fact - but discounting Jefferson's somewhat intemperate interpretations - unquestionably true, 4 it cannot be accounted strange that Hamilton's Democratic opponents mistook his theoretic predilections for positive designs.
During the march Albertones native division mistook the road, and found itself obliged to delay in the Arimondi column by retracing its steps.
Thus Whewell mistook Kepler's inference that Mars moves in an ellipse for an induction, though it required the combination of Tycho's and Kepler's observations, as a minor, with the laws of conic sections discovered by the Greeks, as a major, premise.
In attempting to pass from Wei to another state, Confucius was set upon by a mob, which mistook him for an officer who had made himself hated by his oppressive deeds.
At the close of a day of victory he was reconnoitring the hostile positions when suddenly the Confederate outposts opened fire upon his staff, whom they mistook in the dark and tangled forest for Federal cavalry.
Upon the whole, it does not seem probable, either that the Chronicler mistook Lamentations iv.
Locke mistook it to mean " substratum," or support of qualities, and naturally concluded that it is unknown.
His election caused considerable surprise, and it is suggested by Ammianus Marcellinus that he was wrongly identified with another Jovian, chief notary, whose name also had been put forward, or that, during the acclamations, the soldiers mistook the name Jovianus for Julianus, and imagined that the latter had recovered from his illness.
When she saw an indistinct shape in the corner, and mistook his knees raised under the quilt for his shoulders, she imagined a horrible body there, and stood still in terror.
Apt to minimize difficulties, to search for the common ground of unity in opponents, he turned aside, with a disdain which superficial critics often mistook for indifference, from the base, the violent and the common.
The specific effect of boric acid in this respect was correctly ascertained by Stokes and Harcourt, but they mistook the effect of titanic acid.
He had no artistic appreciation of the subject he discussed, and he mistook cause for effect in asserting that the decline in public morality was due to the flagrant indecency of the stage.
He was rather a mediocre but not altogether obtuse man, who mistook tributary streams for the main currents of national thought.
He claimed he was drunk at the time and mistook the puppy for a coyote.
Sir Theophilus Shepstone, who was sent to inquire into the proposal, mistook the opinion of a party for the verdict of the republic, and declared (April I877)the Transvaal a pait of the British Empire.
Even the disciples whom he chose did not recognize his true nature, but mistook him for the Messiah promised by the Demiurge through the prophets, who as warrior and king was to come and set up the Jewish empire.
Elias mistook german exceptionalism, which he took to be one of barbarity.
On 31 January 1797 an Algerine corsair of 24 guns mistook ANDROMACHE for a Portuguese frigate.
physician's house--I suppose she mistook my camera case for a case of medicines.
Well yes, until the little tinker mistook my handbag for his litter tray, but thatÃ¢s a story for another column.
To them Neurath was just a friendly old duffer whose blandness and good humor they rapidly mistook for weakness and stupidity.
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