unintentionally or inadvertently; by mistake:I may have mistakenly interchanged them without realizing it.
in a way that is wrongly conceived, held, or done; incorrectly:Many people mistakenly believe their PhD will help them land a stable, middle-class job even if they can't get an academic job.
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How to use mistakenly in a sentence
The myth that sipping liquor will warm you up is a mistaken perception.
It took a while, but in 1543 Copernicus made a strong case for Aristotle being mistaken.
The events in Michigan show how dangerous these mistaken understandings of the Constitution can be.Plot To Kidnap Michigan’s Governor Grew From The Militia Movement’s Toxic Mix Of Constitutional Falsehoods And Half-Truths | LGBTQ-Editor | October 13, 2020 | No Straight News
It can be treated if diagnosed early enough, but that’s a notoriously hard task because its symptoms are easily mistaken for signs of something else.How an AI tool for fighting hospital deaths actually worked in the real world | Karen Hao | October 2, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
In other words, your adviser was mistaken, and you had an opportunity to show them up.
Will had mistakenly connected the pathway of infection in a hospital room with someone coughing or sneezing circulating in public.
Most of the meddlers in our lives do it to gratify their own egos or because they mistakenly believe they are helping.
This kind of prejudice harms innocent people, whether Muslim or mistakenly thought to be Muslim.
Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article mistakenly referred to thousands of overdoses as deaths.How Pfizer Helped Make ‘Spice,’ The Deadly Fake Pot | Abby Haglage | May 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Correction: An earlier version of this article mistakenly said Miller has posted to Stormfront.org.Hate—and Hitler—in the Heartland: The Arrest of Frazier Glenn Miller | John Avlon, Caitlin Dickson | April 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Let me now tell you the kind of man I have sometimes, though possibly mistakenly, supposed myself to be.In Accordance with the Evidence | Oliver Onions
It was only a question of the status of a person who mistakenly denies these true beliefs.A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy | Isaac Husik
The royal Governor was not supreme as we now sometimes mistakenly assume.Virginia Under Charles I And Cromwell, 1625-1660 | Wilcomb E. Washburn
Girards voice over it later had been mistakenly understood to promise an immediate ending of the mystery.The Wayfarers | Mary Stewart Cutting
They were paying him a military compliment, however mistakenly, and he must return it.Cupid in Africa | P. C. Wren