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Because of the thinness of the air, there is a very tight margin between the correct and incorrect airspeeds, as little as 50 mph.
It is even worse when online actors “dox”—or publicly release the private information of—the incorrect person.
And to say the protests have turned violent would also be incorrect.
Applying the apartheid label is incorrect—and is also confusing because it obscures the tyranny which is in force.
She accused Ostrovsky of reporting in an “incorrect way,” but added he might be released shortly.
Incorrect positions during sleep cause many stooped shoulders.The Woman Beautiful|Helen Follett Stevans
Illustration Table page number 79/97 has been corrected, incorrect in book.Chats on Oriental China|J. F. Blacker
The most vague and incorrect notions prevail in respect to traveling in South America.The Andes and the Amazon|James Orton
If so the incorrect numbering of the edition of that date, the actual Second Edition, may be readily accounted for.
When he handed it back to me, I was surprised to see that the incorrect number was mysteriously changed to the proper one.Hours with the Ghosts or, Nineteenth Century Witchcraft|Henry Ridgely Evans
British Dictionary definitions for incorrect
Word Origin and History for incorrect
early 15c., "uncorrected," from Latin incorrectus "uncorrected," from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + correctus (see correct). Sense of "not in good style" is from 1670s; that of "factually wrong, erroneous, inaccurate" is from 1610s (implied in incorrectly).