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misreckon

[ mis-rek-uhn ]
/ mɪsˈrɛk ən /
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verb (used with or without object)

to reckon incorrectly; miscalculate.

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QUIZ YOURSELF ON “THEIR,” “THERE,” AND “THEY’RE”

Are you aware how often people swap around “their,” “there,” and “they’re”? Prove you have more than a fair grasp over these commonly confused words.
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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?

Origin of misreckon

First recorded in 1515–25; mis-1 + reckon
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Example sentences from the Web for misreckon

  • If I do not misreckon foully the queen spoke of both seeing and speaking with him during her progress hither.

    In Doublet and Hose|Lucy Foster Madison
  • And whereas some have attributed the Dominion to the Man onely, as being of the more excellent Sex; they misreckon in it.

    Leviathan|Thomas Hobbes
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