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Erroneously

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Erróneously. adv. [from erroneous.] By mistake; not rightly.

The minds of men are erroneously persuaded, that it is the will of God to have those things done which they fancy. Hooker.

I could not discover the lenity and favour of this sentence; but conceived it, perhaps erroneously, rather to be rigorous than gentle. Gulliver's Travels.

Sources: Hooker, Richard (175) · Swift, Jonathan (306)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Erroneously." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: June 26, 2013. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=15657.


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