Examples of usage:

  1. If we misconceive this fundamental matter, the enterprise must fail; that is both logically clear and clear in the sad light of history; but if we conceive it aright, we may confidently expect the enterprise to prosper. "Manhood of Humanity." by Alfred Korzybski
  2. Vanity does not lead me so far to misconceive your purpose as to appropriate the demonstration to myself; but it is not the less gratifying to me to be made the medium through which Maine tenders an expression of regard to her sister, Mississippi. "The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Jefferson Davis
  3. To imagine that Cardinal Manning regarded station, or dignity, or even power, as treasures to be valued in themselves would be ridiculously to misconceive the man. "Collections and Recollections" by George William Erskine Russell
  4. That cannot be, for incontestably the world has a just and good author; that is not, for, in fact, we see order reigning in the world; and it would be absurd to misconceive the manifest order that almost everywhere shines forth on account of a few phenomena that we cannot refer to order. "Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good" by Victor Cousin
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