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Spell (a word) incorrectly.
- ‘What may be most disturbing, however, is the role that serendipity could play when young kids search for items on search engines, and mistakenly misspell words that may lead to hate sites.’
- ‘At each performance, several audience members are invited to join the spelling contest, sitting in the bleachers with the cast until they misspell a word.’
- ‘For that matter, how does misspelling every single word express pride in your culture?’
- ‘No, I thought it was funny that you misspelled in your most obvious attempt to use a big-boy word.’
- ‘I think the above article misspells the receptor abbreviation.’
- ‘It gets mispronounced or misspelled, but you get used to that after a year or two in school.’
- ‘So for a U.S. representative to misspell the word respresentative in the first sentence of his home page is, let's say, not a sign of mindful communication.’
- ‘It was a country of bankruptcy notices and public-auction announcements and common-place reports of casual killings and misplaced children and abandoned homes and vandals who misspelled even the four-letter words they scrawled.’
- ‘It irked me almost as much as people who misspell the word ‘irk’.’
- ‘If I have misspelled a word, or a sentence really doesn't make any sense, please do tell me and I will fix it.’
- ‘Certainly, I make typos all the time, and I have a couple of words, such as independent, that I misspell repeatedly.’
- ‘What was our mettle, a word I misspelled in my head as m-e-t-a-l?’
- ‘She made sure that everything was perfect, no word left misspelled, no sentence without a period.’
- ‘The sign was crooked and the word orphanage misspelled in faded red paint.’
- ‘Are there any words folks misspell or incorrect uses of words that simply drive you insane?’
- ‘I have very poor spelling and misspell words when I am typing.’
- ‘Because we included only words that we deliberately misspelled for the purpose of our research, we did not know whether natural spelling errors would also have an impact on how readers perceive an author's abilities.’
- ‘Your students probably have some type of personal word book with words they misspell and words they want to remember from theme studies and their writing.’
- ‘After all, nearly every other word had been misspelled in the previous 41 pages she'd written that night and dealing with another 20 pages of constant spell checking would've been way too much of a hassle.’
- ‘In fact he cites seven words and misspells two of them.’
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