Citations:misle

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English citations of misle

  • 1987, W. V. Quine, Quiddities, ISBN 0674743520, page 134:
    At some point each of us has perhaps been misled [...] by the preterite and participle misled. [...] The verb misle that is born of that misconception is too pat to pass up, descriptive as it is of the very circumstance that engendered it. Perhaps we can press it into service as a mild word for the restrained sort of deception, not quite actionable as fraud even in Ralph Nader's day, that has a respected place in enlightened modern merchandising. [] The sardine case has gone on so long and on such a scale that it perhaps no longer qualifies as misling; the word 'sardine' might simply be said to have come to mean the canned young of any species of the herring family.