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An incorrect quotation.  Synonym: misquote.

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"Misquotation" Quotes from Famous Books

... am afraid from the effects produced by advanced age. I regret this—he is an excellent person, and a gentlemanly poet; and I never shall forget the patience with which he bore a most unintentional misquotation, made from his works, and in his presence, by a man of the name of Barton, who wanted to compliment him, by recollecting his verses. The story that he quoted ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. 19, - Issue 552, June 16, 1832 • Various

... says the minister, to whom a misquotation was like a wound in the flesh; "the last thing I want is to inherit the earth. 'They shall be comforted,'—that's the promise, Deacon, and I ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865 • Various

Words linked to "Misquotation" :   citation, quotation, misquote, quote

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