The family is mistaken for Iraqi and finds an anonymous threat in the mailbox.
And finally—do you ever get mistaken for Amy Sedaris, another blonde with a multifaceted career?
Jackson volunteered this information to detectives, just before the trial, in the mistaken belief that it would help Wise.
Once again, I had, in a manner of speaking, mistaken Myron for Myra.
The goodwill suggestion that he give back some of his bonus is rejected for the same reason: it might be mistaken for culpability.
Do you, then, confess that I was not mistaken when I guessed that you were a charming woman?
I'm willing to say that I think I've been mistaken about Manning.
Let me assure you that he is not mistaken when he declares that there is no time to lose.
Methinks, now I look on him again, I would not have him mistaken.
In her innermost heart she knew that she had not been mistaken.
c.1600, "under misapprehension," past participle adjective from mistake (v.). Related: Mistakenly. Mistaken identity attested from 1865.
1630s, from mistake (v.). Meaning "unintended pregnancy" is from 1957.