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Word: erroneous

Definition: mistaken; wrong; incorrect

Sentences Containing 'erroneous'

"Better a hundred times an honest and capable administration of an erroneous policy than a corrupt and incapable administration of a good one."
"Housos" was also at the centre of a controversy in February 2011 thanks to an erroneous attack by the Nine Network's "A Current Affair", which initially claimed that the series was "reality TV".
"I had," said he, "come to an entirely erroneous conclusion which shows, my dear Watson, how dangerous it always is to reason from insufficient data.
' He continues, 'This is a fascinating and macabrely funny book about misguided obsessions, and misplaced, erroneous concepts of purity.
Accordingly, the pre-termination hearing has one function only: to produce an initial determination of the validity of the welfare department's grounds for discontinuance of payments in order to protect a recipient against an erroneous termination of his benefits.
Although much remains obscure, and will long remain obscure, I can entertain no doubt, after the most deliberate study and dispassionate judgment of which I am capable, that the view which most naturalists until recently entertained, and which I formerly entertained--namely, that each species has been independently created--is erroneous.
Because "Holidays" had not been officially released until more than a decade later on "The Smile Sessions" (2011), it's highly likely that unauthorized bootlegs with erroneous tracklists were consulted by "Smiling Pets" artists.
But as long as we will rashly suppose, that we have some farther idea of necessity and causation in the operations of external objects; at the same time, that we can find nothing farther in the voluntary actions of the mind; there is no possibility of bringing the question to any determinate issue, while we proceed upon so erroneous a supposition.
But we often take, I think, an erroneous view of the probability of closely allied species invading each other's territory, when put into free intercommunication.
Every attempt to show even one erroneous cancellation decision has utterly failed."
For example, the French botanist Jean-Jacques Paulet, in his work "Traité des champignons" (1790–3), proposed the erroneous notion that peridioles were ejected from the fruiting bodies by some sort of spring mechanism.
He asserted that his actions had been vindicated with the passage of time, that "no substantially erroneous decision of mine has yet been specified.
He explored the various erroneous myths that have arisen throughout the years, and that have blackened the memory of the priest and his deeds.
He further added: "I consider it to be a report of an erroneous conclusion reached in advance and then a desperate attempt to find anything that might happen to fit in with that, and a determination to exclude anything which does not fit that erroneous conclusion".
However, an examination of the substance of this case by a professor of cultural and political geography at Durham University argues that the key claims made by Deichmann and "LM" are "erroneous and flawed".
However, as with other computerized writing aids such as spell checkers, popular grammar checkers are often criticized when they fail to spot errors and incorrectly flag correct text as erroneous.
However, two other distinct headlands have very similar longitudes, sometimes leading to confusion and erroneous claims.
In a letter, Treasury secretary W. Michael Blumenthal wrote "I do not believe the U.S. Government should permit the erroneous impression to be created that it cannot or will not take the necessary steps to combat inflation and that the public therefore needs to buy gold as a hedge against inflation."
In another version, this transformation happens after the erroneous hymns are rectified and the son is called Ila. According to a variant, Shraddha wished for a daughter; the sage Vasistha heeded her wish while performing the sacrifice and thus, a daughter was born.
In fact, in the mid-20th century "Buteo fuscescens" was the prevailing name for the Black-chested Buzzard-Eagle for some years, but it was eventually dismissed as erroneous.
It is curious how largely my grandfather, Dr. Erasmus Darwin, anticipated the views and erroneous grounds of opinion of Lamarck in his "Zoonomia" (vol.
It was reported on Wednesday 26 October that the interpreter, Julia Kushnir, was seeking apologies from those newspapers who had published erroneous reports that she was a prostitute, and that she was likely to sue for damages if the newspapers did not comply.
It will sound grammatically erroneous when employed inappropriately.
John Maynard Keynes referred to "Das Kapital" as "an obsolete textbook which I know to be not only scientifically erroneous but without interest or application for the modern world".
King Pami's name was mistakenly transcribed into Pimay by past historians based on the common (and now erroneous) view that he was Shoshenq III's son and successor.
Later that month, Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty, proposed a naval attack on the Dardanelles, based in part on erroneous reports of Ottoman troop strength.
Of the Less Erroneous Pictures of Whales, and the True Pictures of Whaling Scenes.
On 10 June 2006, the Irish Times reported that Kushnir was to sue the Observer, the Sunday Independent, the Sunday Tribune, the Sunday World, the Irish Sunday Mirror, and the Irish Independent over the erroneous claim that she was a prostitute.
On May 20, 2004, CIBC announced that it would refund C$24 million to some of its customers as a result of erroneous overdraft and mortgage charges which were discovered in the course of an internal review.
She can no longer plead the infallible and irresistible instinct of nature: for that led us to a quite different system, which is acknowledged fallible and even erroneous.
She referred to the erroneous statement of Himalayan glaciers melting by 2035, ice melting predictions by Al Gore and Jonas Gahr Støre, questions of statistical sampling, and emails from climate scientists at the Climatic Research Unit.
Sometimes the words chosen reflect assumptions about the phenomenon which later turn out to be erroneous.
The British government later admitted the bombing had been unjustified and that it had been executed on receipt of erroneous information.
The erroneous "palace" etymologies were notably due to Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, and were later mentioned by Thomas the Archdeacon.
The erroneous information remained in Wikipedia from July 2008 to January 2009.
The focus with the RSM is identification of erroneous rules or misconceptions.
The names Amol and Aru are both actually slightly erroneous.
The need for some form of pretermination hearing is evident from a balancing of the competing interests at stake: the private interest in retaining employment, the governmental interests in expeditious removal of unsatisfactory employees and the avoidance of administrative burdens, and the risk of an erroneous termination.
This assertion, as we shall see in the next chapter, is certainly erroneous.
This figure is generally deemed to be erroneous and it has been suggested that the recorded temperature was in fact . Drought was an issue in many parts of the United Kingdom after a very dry winter.
This is not to say that previous findings, or the GWAS findings, are erroneous.
This notice was retracted 10 days later citing "erroneous enforcement".
This summit was once commonly known as "Signal Point" and the name "Mica Peak" considered erroneous, as there is a Mica Peak in Washington State just across the border.
This synonymy, based upon du Toit (1987) was, however, considered erroneous by Groves and Grubb (2011).
Throughout the 19th, Jellicoe and Scheer received conflicting intelligence, with the result that having reached its rendezvous in the North Sea, the Grand Fleet steered north in the erroneous belief that it had entered a minefield before turning south again.
Thus models that framed scientific development as continuous, such as that of Comte and Émile Meyerson, seemed simplistic and erroneous to Bachelard. Through his concept of "epistemological break", Bachelard underlined the discontinuity at work in the history of sciences.
Velikovsky's ideas have been almost entirely rejected by mainstream academia (often vociferously so) and his work is generally regarded as erroneous in all its detailed conclusions.
We probably take a quite erroneous view, when we assume that sediment is being deposited over nearly the whole bed of the sea, at a rate sufficiently quick to embed and preserve fossil remains.
Youbian dubian (), or dubanbian (), is an (often erroneous) method people use to pronounce a Chinese character, when they do not know its exact pronunciation.
``My dear Albert,''replied Franz,``I am glad of this opportunity to tell you, once and forever, that you entertain a most erroneous notion concerning Italian women.

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