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Miscalculate   Listen
Miscalculate  v. t. & v. i.  
To calculate erroneously.
To judge wrongly, especially about the effects of action or the likely course of events.

Collaborative International Dictionary of English 0.48

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"Miscalculate" Quotes from Famous Books

... again, in like manner, with a flowing sheet. Thus, with an exceedingly small portion of nautical skill, they contrive to make their passages by means of what we blue-jackets call "a soldier's wind, there and back again." It will sometimes happen that these rude navigators miscalculate their time, or meet with accidents to retard them till the period of change has gone past, and then they have no resource but to wait for half-a-year till the ...
— The Lieutenant and Commander - Being Autobigraphical Sketches of His Own Career, from - Fragments of Voyages and Travels • Basil Hall

... Rebecca, "thy weakness and thy grief, Sir Knight, make thee miscalculate the purposes of Heaven. Thou hast been restored to thy country when it most needed the assistance of a strong hand and a true heart, and thou hast humbled the pride of thine enemies and those of thy king, when their horn was most highly exalted, and for the evil which thou hast sustained, ...
— Ivanhoe - A Romance • Walter Scott

Words linked to "Miscalculate" :   cypher, misjudge, misestimate, compute, reckon, arithmetic, work out, miscalculation, figure, calculate, cipher

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