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  • But I made a slight mistake as a young man and your so-called Saviour saw fit to condemn me to an eternity of inhuman punishment in the Seventh Bolgia of the Eighth Circle of Hell. "

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • "Everybody's Business" fell into some such mistake as this, in that very amusing article which was written for the delectation of its readers in reference to Dr Wortle and Mrs Peacocke.

    Dr. Wortle's School

  • Vendredi gets (1) right, but in (2) makes the same mistake as Bo-Peep.

    A Tangled Tale

  • But Delitzsch's summary still covers the truth, when he describes Lot's mistake as being an attempt to avoid sin by sin.

    Exposition of Genesis: Volume 1

  • Byrom did not himself begin to learn German until several years after this, which would make the mistake as to the language more conceivable.

    The Hymns of Methodism in their Literary Relations

  • The Armenian Church has made the same mistake as the Nestorians.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 11: New Mexico-Philip

  • I knew that I had made a mistake as soon as I got inside; we should have lunched at some little pub by the roadside.

    Movie Night

  • We are told that Charles Carroll, thinking that his writing looked shaky, added the words, "of Carrollton," so that the king should not be able to make any mistake as to whose name stood there.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

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