How To Use Wrong In A Sentence

  • I used to think the worst feeling was losing someone you love. But, I was wrong. The worst feeling is the moment you have lost yourself.
  • A lot of them were marked, or born wrong, or crooked, or scabious, looking for help from the Nazarene, for some panacea. A ROOMFUL OF BIRDS - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES 1990
  • There were gobs of fat and sinewy bits throughout the whole rib cut - it was soooo wrong.
  • All four men continue to deny any wrongdoing under the criminal and sporting proceedings. Times, Sunday Times
  • We may earnestly believe that they're wrong - whether they're non-Christians, heretics, apostates, agnostics, atheists, or what have you.
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  • The social transition has gone wrong: it is majoritarian absolutism.
  • One wrong thought may cause a lifelong regret. 
  • Glory to our Lord! Verily we have been doing wrong!
  • The coat was buttoned up wrong.
  • I could be wrong but as I recall in Batman Begins Batman 'growled' his lines just a few times but to very strong effect. All of The Dark Knight's Broken Records - Box Office Dominance! « FirstShowing.net
  • There is so much to enjoy here that it is a pity that a good deal of the information imparted is demonstrably wrong. The Times Literary Supplement
  • It is the wrong message to send to lone parents. Times, Sunday Times
  • But of course Buchco is hideous and wrong, we need to raise taxes and let's throw in free college tuition too tsk stk btw, neither of you seemned to be aware the mayor of Pittsburgh just announced a similar "homestead" program where Pittsburgh residents will get their tution paid in an effort to get people to move to Pittsburgh. Radio alert.
  • Mr. Kelly added that it would be wrong to condemn the lack of a parade and then do nothing about it.
  • Once they'd been on the wrong end of a dressing-down in front of the other players they didn't ever want it to happen again.
  • Pissing on the floor or seats of a subway, bus, or aeroplane is considered 'wrong'. Archive 2007-04-01
  • There must be something wrong with people who can do cryptic crosswords.
  • I checked the chart and found I had crossed off the wrong thing.
  • ‘If lying is wrong, then he will lie,’ has an antecedent whose embedded content is the same as a statement predicating the property on which the speakers moral disapproval supervenes.
  • maybe god wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful.
  • People on welfare are wrongly seen as lazy or dishonest.
  • All men have a moral conscience and want to be good, but often fail to avoid doing what is morally wrong. Dr T.P.Chia 
  • He is on hunger strike in protest at what he claims is his wrongful conviction for murder.
  • To say he had given up would be wrong, but intuition seemed to tell him who the winner would be. Times, Sunday Times
  • Depending on the size of your pippy bag, the proportions will be all wrong, and it will look a bit like a three-dimensional stick person with a huge bloated hydrocephalic head, but don't worry about that. Hooting Yard
  • But you are sure to rub lots of people the wrong way by asking such questions.
  • The dead men could have been the victims of mistaken identity. Their attackers may have wrongly believed them to be soldiers.
  • The faucets are in, the light fixture is in place (albeit the wrong place right now), and the toliet has been removed. Day in the Life of an Idiot
  • The clunky village line is the only wrong note in a film composed of beautifully placed ones. Times, Sunday Times
  • The incident was a prank that went wrong.
  • Nothing wrong with that especially when the resulting outcome is something bordering on a religious experience of aural ecstatic proportions.
  • The capitalist who, alone or in conjunction with his fellows, performs some great industrial feat by which he wins money is a welldoer, not a wrongdoer, provided only he works in proper and legitimate lines. State of the Union Address (1790-2001)
  • According to this account, our original intuitions about this inference were wrong.
  • [FN#114] I do not translate "beckoned" because the word would give a wrong idea. Arabian nights. English
  • There's nothing at all wrong with a bit of human imperfection here and there.
  • The authors, both pollsters, will either win plaudits in future years or be forgotten like many hyperbolic, wrong-headed forecasters through the eons. Three books on the Tea Party, reviewed by Steven Levingston
  • The criticism is worse than meanspirited: it is wrong. Times, Sunday Times
  • The updated Section 27 still does not say a word about visas, and the SF consulate webpage is still wrong. Visa Requirements for Building in Mexico?
  • That said, he's adept at proving people wrong. Times, Sunday Times
  • Sew the short ends together to form a circle then fold it in half with wrong sides together so the raw edges meet.
  • I am not saying you are doing anything wrong here legally, you have the blessings of Mayor Tremblay after all, but there is a history of large scale projects going "overbudget" in this city. Walking Turcot Yards
  • His parents said something about you missing lectures, or delivering the wrong lectures, or giving quizzes instead of lectures. DOUBTING THOMAS
  • It's like I did something wrong.
  • Through oversubtle and even fraudulent construction of law, he said, much wrong was committed (De officiis I. EQUITY IN LAW AND ETHICS
  • I had shown the old-fashioned deadeyes instead of rigging screws and had drawn the wrong kind of gooseneck attaching the boom to the mast. Cumberland, Part 3: Acting It Out
  • cheating is wrong
  • There is no suggestion of any wrongdoing on the part of any of the British peer-to-peer lending platforms. Times, Sunday Times
  • That proved to be wrong and she still teases me about it! Times, Sunday Times
  • The film quite plausibly suggests that her interpretation makes the wrong things of the right ideas.
  • Then it all seemed to go disastrously wrong. The Sun
  • Herein resided the stem-winding, therapeutic logic of the year-long national "conversation on race"; the periodic presidential apologies for world-historic wrongs which were usually strategic evasions of actual legislative responsibility; and the fussy feel-good conferences on teen violence and the media. The Feel Good Presidency
  • After further review of the matter, I stick to my belief that the court got this one wrong.
  • In retrospect, it's easy to see why we were wrong.
  • This is a pernicious myth, no less wrong for being well meant. Times, Sunday Times
  • It is just like a Muhammadan to take a man's money and then vote the wrong way. Nicholas von Hoffman: Surprise, Surprise!
  • Yet we make no apology for fighting for our independence as fiercely as we fight in our journalism to expose wrongdoing and hold the powerful to account. Times, Sunday Times
  • His desire to enjoy life while he is still able suggests that rental property may be the wrong investment for him. Times, Sunday Times
  • He makes a good point about sci-fi's wrong futurism at the start.
  • It's not just the flummery - the full-bottomed wigs, men walking backwards and so on - but the way this exercise in constitutional theatre is playing to the wrong audience.
  • I see nothing wrong with clasping them above the waist.
  • A bit of background about me - I do hardware, firmware, and driver development by profession, so I think I'm qualified to provide a guess as to what and where it went wrong: for any computer, there's the initial "bootloader," which is what we commonly refer to as Discussions: Message List - root
  • Westmoreland was wrong to count on his superior firepower to grind us down.
  • Yet another Italian goal was wrongly disallowed for offside. Calcio: A History of Italian Football
  • When it arrived, I discovered that every other chamber was bored wrong and would not accept a round.
  • Don't know what was wrong - the wind was swirly and the roads were in slippery condition, but the main problem was heavy legs.
  • The conclusions of the report are fundamentally wrong .
  • It would be unfair and wrong of me to single anyone out for errors. The Sun
  • Of course I was wrong; it would be hypocritical to pretend otherwise.
  • To the bloke who called Nani a 2 game wonder, you're wrong. TEAMtalk Football News
  • But what if something goes wrong? Times, Sunday Times
  • All wrongs in the world can be fixed by an afternoon snooze - I went to sleep and woke up thinking that England had been knocked out of the world cup by Wales in the semi final.
  • The way of the life is to walk on your own, no matter how to choose, as long as it is your own choice, there is no right and wrong, more do not need to regret.
  • Interestingly, some jurists even asserted that judges who rely on a coerced confession in a criminal conviction are to be held liable for the wrongful conviction.
  • U.K. police arrested a female police officer on suspicion of corruption, as a multipronged probe into alleged wrongdoing tied to the News of the World tabloid continues to gather momentum. What's News—
  • Of course there's nothing wrong with necking a few beers and getting caught up in the buzz of the World Cup.
  • The fact that so many people were terrified of this activity must surely prove there was something wrong with it after all. Times, Sunday Times
  • Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't you say you two knew each other?
  • They were found to have presided over miscarriages of justice that led to wrongful imprisonments.
  • You can't really go wrong with a loaf of wholemeal organic bread, but as much as I love the UK I find it difficult to get remarkable fresh bread.
  • Wealth is something that we are all encouraged to aspire to, rightly or wrongly. Times, Sunday Times
  • The worst case of fratricide in the Vietnam war occurred during an artillery exchange when the wrong powder charge caused long rounds to hit another U.S. artillery position.
  • Any spell with an incantation has the ability to backfire if even one word in the chant is pronounced wrong.
  • Forgiving someone who has wronged us is like canceling a debt.
  • An unidentified pilot could be no more than a private aviator who unknowingly sends out a wrong signal on his transponder.
  • I found it intriguing that he used his sharp intellect and self-confidence for the wrong ends. Times, Sunday Times
  • This eliminates the possibility of the wrong person being updated, and enables the operator to see if any details are incorrect.
  • There is no suggestion that it benefited from the alleged scam or was involved in any wrongdoing. Times, Sunday Times
  • He embarks on a semantics lecture, suggesting the term “shelter” sends the wrong meaning: “The word connotes impermanency. A Billion Lives
  • The rest of us have an emotive connection to an act we perceive as wrong - usually guilt but occasionally anger or upset.
  • Well, he does admit it when he's wrong, I'll say that much for him.
  • A survey of small businesses has found that more than a quarter have admitted they made the wrong IT purchases because they were confused by overly complicated technical jargon.
  • Sun yesterday ice hockey team as a poor second option is totally wrong. The Sun
  • What you are putting forward is a pluralistic, 'there is no real right and wrong' sort of view.
  • A business that is the wrong size is a business which does not have the right ecological niche to survive and prosper. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices
  • Most general breaches that in medal play invoke a two-stroke penalty, such as playing a wrong ball (as Mr. Fowler did in a foursomes match at the Ryder Cup), result in match play in loss of the hole. Can We Have More Match Play?
  • He knew that something was wrong and never stopped to think about the dangers involved and that demonstrates what a brave man he was.
  • In life he was regarded as an awkward customer, a cranky, eccentric figure with a talent for rubbing people up the wrong way.
  • The insured person is guilty of unconscionable conduct if he does not provide for the insurer to be recouped out of the damages awarded against the wrongdoer.
  • Lord Allen may have been wrong in his head, or ill-advised, or foolishly over-zealous, but his ill-tempered upbraiding of the Dublin Corporation for what he called their treasonable extravagance in thus honouring Swift, whom he deemed an enemy of the King, was the act of a fool. The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D. - Volume 07 Historical and Political Tracts-Irish
  • Derivative teachers are mediocrities, and probably also boring if not interesting in all the wrong ways. Ad Fontes, a Mystical and Protestant View of Teaching « Unknowing
  • The governor is enforcing the law, nothing wrong with that. mother in pa Steele talks immigration policy in meeting with Hispanic activists
  • The residents of a small seaside town are celebrating the anniversary of their town's birth when a pea souper comes rolling in with some ‘scary’ folk out for revenge on the wrongs that were done to them many moons ago.
  • It's all well and good for some to say that it's wrong for children to be advised to hit back, but I'm afraid I'd rather my son or daughter protected themselves against a pasting from a bully rather than wait for a teacher to come to their aid. Crib sheet 19.10.10
  • In this wrongful dismissal action, it appears that the defendant does not seriously dispute the fact that the plaintiff's co-employee seriously misconducted himself with respect to the plaintiff.
  • These louts personify all that is wrong with our society today.
  • One can further continue the associations with the contrasts of righteousness and wrongdoing, life and death and the like.
  • I'm trying not to be too much of a Pollyanna about it all in case something goes horribly wrong and the tumor comes back. COLDHEART CANYON
  • He started out on the wrong track.
  • If anything can go wrong, it will. 
  • But now that our president, on behalf of America, has repudiated that awful man, now that Obama's here to set right America's wrongs, al-Qaida will have no reason as it *has* had to attack... but it's gonna take a while for that message to get through to them. "Americans do not bow to royalty. In my view, when the royal is the ruling tyrant of a despotic regime, the wrong is compounded."
  • Try reading the sentences without those phrases and it will be obvious where we have gone wrong. Times, Sunday Times
  • Mummy, there's something wrong with Mary. Her face has gone all funny.
  • I would there were no age between sixteen and three-and-twenty, or that youth would sleep out the rest; for there is nothing in the between but getting wenches with child, wronging the ancientry, stealing, fighting. Horrible Boys
  • She is a public-spirited person who is eager to correct the wrongs that we all see but we easily overlook.
  • What makes similar incidents in these areas so maddening is that one hears the same story from both sides over and over again without ever finding out who was right and who was wrong.
  • Nothing wrong ever came of being generous with your money, and he had enough to share.
  • The funds did not admit or deny wrongdoing as part of the settlement. Times, Sunday Times
  • You have no wrong, I am not wrong just a gust of wind, blew the commitment.
  • The idea is perhaps extrapolated - wrongly - from his famous Interpretation of music of 1954.
  • Rihanna is real clingy, a bit two clingy saying he cant talk to other women, even though there just friends! but he is also in the wrong for doing it!!!!! like ye dnt go round beatin up women no matter how bad they are! gooddd like … buh i LOVE chris brown so im natt sayn nethn! Chris Brown Rihanna Break-Up Following Alleged Assault
  • It may be the wrong job for you - but equally you may have become set in your ways or stopped being proactive, which has resulted in the work becoming dull and unrewarding.
  • The details of the process, which I have got right in essentials but wrong in some fairly minor details, are here.
  • It turned out that the pork op-ed was something of a prelude to another, larger attack on the local/sustainable food movement: his recently published book, Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly, in which he warns the reader of legions of rabid locavores who would build up irresponsible local food systems and disserve global ecology through their uber-local diets. Leslie Hatfield: Miles from Nowhere: Why Does James McWilliams Hate Local Food?
  • When Rebecca emerged into the sunlight, it was clear that something was badly wrong.
  • We've had grooved tyres and smaller tyres and we're still increasing the aerodynamic performance of the tyres and I think its probably the wrong route.
  • He stressed he was not implying wrongdoing by anyone connected with the Minster.
  • But there's nowt wrong with that in my book. The Sun
  • He could tell at a glance what was wrong.
  • They had, it seemed, picked the wrong person to do it.
  • I picked up the wrong bag by mistake.
  • Dave's got something wrong with his foot.
  • Things seemed to be going horribly wrong.
  • Here is a guy who seemed like Prince Charming, but a number of women found out that Mr. Right was actually Mr. Very, Very, Very Wrong. CNN Transcript Mar 7, 2007
  • Newly designated sergeants and corporals were conscripted to the task of squad supervision and many exasperating occasions arose when a recruit got the wrong "foots" in place and was commanded to "change the foots. The Delta of the Triple Elevens The History of Battery D, 311th Field Artillery US Army, American Expeditionary Forces
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  • If a citizen is wronged by any party, he or she can count on it that the Constitution and the Bill of Rights will protect him and justice will prevail.
  • These results suggest that stereotypes of older persons as not interested in sexual intimacy are wrong.
  • It was very tricky business, as one wrong move would result in the loss of the fish.
  • But by settling for the current standard of cuisine, the Shore is unforgettable for all the wrong reasons.
  • To force this agreement on the nation is wrong.
  • My country, right or wrong," is a thing that no patriot would think of saying except in a desperate case. It is like saying, "My mother, drunk or sober.". G.K. Chesterton 
  • To tell you the truth, I bought into that as well - and boy were we wrong.
  • So what better way of proving her wrong than sticking her personal Myspace pics all over his site, libellously accusing her of being a porn star, and calling her an ugly old slack-fannied man in drag although, even in the worst pics he could dig up, I'm quite sure she's a damn sight foxier than he ever will be. The Haters of Roissy 3 : Bad Obsession
  • What is more risky, a live orchestra playing wrong notes or a gremlin getting into the electronics?
  • Obviously the manager gets stick, rightly or wrongly, but that's just the way football is.
  • The Catholic commission said Sunday it compiled what it called credible witness reports of "systematic violence in the form of assaults, murders, torture, abductions and wanton destruction of property against innocent civilians whose alleged crime is to have voted wrongly. ANC Daily News Briefing
  • But since there's nothing at all wrong with the statute that requires him to perform the ministerial task he has so far petulantly avoided, and because his malfeasance has been used to aggrieve the lawfully appointed Burris, White should be harshly condemned at the very least. Jeff Norman: Victory For Blago and Burris is Imminent
  • So what better way of proving her wrong than sticking her personal Myspace pics all over his site, libellously accusing her of being a porn star, and calling her an ugly old slack-fannied man in drag although, even in the worst pics he could dig up, I'm quite sure she's a damn sight foxier than he ever will be. Archive 2009-08-01
  • ‘It is a question of taking a tragedy and making a political issue out of it, attempting to wrong-foot the government on this issue,’ he said.
  • trenchant distinctions between right and wrong
  • I don't see anything wrong with a handguard or any other safety feature on a knife sharpener. More on Plaxico and Christmas
  • Off to a good start in proving me wrong Senator – way to go in helping out our armed forces in an area that makes a whole lot of sense nebrask-nan Franken's first goal: Dogs for vets
  • Actually, "splog" or "slog" are two common shorthands for "Spam Blogs"; as people linked to you using "slog", Google assumed is was to point at a wrong doer... spam blog - SLOG
  • Whose responsibility is it if something goes wrong? Times, Sunday Times
  • Much as I would love to be wrong I fear there is as much chance of this happening as there was of the Soviet hack-writer Sholokhov giving his Nobel Prize for Literature to some more deserving writer - one who had not only suffered in the Soviet gulag but whose works were actually worth reading. On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...
  • Having worked on fiscal reform in several countries (including my home country, Argentina), I think that Shaviro's view on a march to government insolvency is wrong. From Musgrave to Shaviro, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
  • The analysis of the collective psychological errancy of that time combined with the footage was a dynamite commentary on what went wrong.
  • Daunting as it nonetheless was, I was quite wrong to be so awed.
  • My understanding (let alone expertise) in such fields is nonexistent and some of my opinions others on this site find wrong-headed.
  • She has criticised the whole modern theory of human rights as being conceived the wrong way round.
  • There is nothing intrinsically wrong with, or legally exceptionable about, that.
  • It is morally wrong for western powers to recolonise territory in this way, and their soldiers should refuse to engage in a war of recolonisation.
  • Most commentary I've seen about this is all about how there's nothing wrong with a little innocent sozzling and man-handling of strippers. Boys will be boys will be PM??
  • No one likes receiving emotional, intemperate outbursts, even from people who think they have been wrongly accused.
  • Apple packing houses currently rely on digital camera imagery to sort apples by surface appearance only, flagging those that are visibly defective or the wrong size or color.
  • Twice last week sportsmen have proved me spectacularly wrong. Times, Sunday Times
  • Sometimes you are not without effort, but chose the wrong direction; sometimes, success is not your ability, but by the power of others.
  • Lay out the outer fabric flat with the wrong side up and lay buckram on top with the bump sandwiched in between.
  • He attaches a slightly more elaborate PDF document telling me what's wrong with the government's plans.
  • It has only received a 250,000 interim payment for wrongful imprisonment. Times, Sunday Times
  • To me that is apodictic—it proves it is morally wrong. Fr. McNabb Speaks - Capitalism and Communism/1
  • Like I said, at 16 in my 14th century cloisters I was a cynic and a puritan, convinced in some inarticulate depth that the world had gone wrong, in ways more fundamental than I could even name.
  • 'It was Tony.' 'No, you're wrong. It was Ted.'
  • But the picture built up in the media of a swaggering and callous man, was wrong. Times, Sunday Times
  • One pretty little wader, an avoset, appears as if standing on stilts, its legs are so long; and its bill seems bent the wrong way, or upward. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa
  • A wrongdoer is constantly haunted by the fear of discovery.
  • Despite revelations of wrongdoing in high places during recent years, Ireland remains a society obsessed with secrecy.
  • It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right.
  • It did not admit any wrongdoing. Times, Sunday Times
  • BELGRADE Reuters – A routine appendix operation in Belgrade went badly wrong when two surgeons started fighting and stormed from the operating theater to settle their dispute outside, the daily Politika reported Wednesday. Surgeons leave surgery for a fist fight | YepYep - Your Daily Waste Of Time
  • Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Dr. Seuss 
  • It's hard to find much wrong with the team that posted the third-best record in major league history through 79 games.
  • Intermarriage is wrong and Rabbi shouldn’t endorse it as beig equal to inmarriage. Rosh Hashanah: Mixed Faith Families, Mix-and-Match Honey and Apples « The Blog at 16th and Q
  • So, for example, a deontologist such as Immanuel Kant might say that lying is always morally wrong, even when it results in a greater good.
  • A lot of mistakes I see are a lack of cover letter, and an objective statement on the resume that is all wrong for the job opening, " says Lindsay Olson, partner and recruiter at Paradigm Staffing.
  • The effect then is that the discretion conferred by Parliament is exercised, at least in part, by the wrong authority, and the resulting decision is ultra vires and void.
  • Update I think I got it a little bit wrong - technology can confuse me sometimes, folks.
  • The word 'snitch' puts witnesses in a category where they have done something wrong, this is not the case. Evening Standard - Home
  • If wrongdoings are uncovered, then the wrongdoers must be punished.
  • Shame: a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behaviour. Times, Sunday Times
  • Was recently awarded £30,000 damages against Thames Valley Police for wrongful arrest and false imprisonment.
  • All the while, resentment is building up in the hearts and minds of the majority who, rightly or wrongly, perceive that the gurriers are laughing at them and thumbing their noses at the law.
  • This is a case where the justness of conception and of the means to carry it out go awry due to one slightly wrong choice.
  • And then I stomped around the departure lounge shouting at people for having the wrong shaped hair. The Sun
  • Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be rateful.
  • Tangles were commonplace, mainly due to the fact that my rigs were shotted up wrong.
  • If biological temperament inclines you to be easily upset, that quite naturally leads to questions about ‘what's wrong with me?’
  • Besides, I'd like a committed relationship, not a cheap thrill (not that there's anything wrong with cheap thrills).
  • Because different groups have different values and understandings of right and wrong, the state would have to be neutral between them.
  • It is wrong for him to cense the choir, if there be no clergy in quire. Archive 2008-01-01

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