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Examples of misbegotten in a Sentence
a misbegotten child who never knew his father
Recent Examples of misbegotten from the Web
The approach feels refreshing here, especially after last season's misbegotten Central Park production of Julius Caesar, in which the title character was presented as a Donald Trump parody.
But then again the Reds may reckon that trading away the only good story on their misbegotten team would be nihilistic.
Regardless of the merits of each case, these misbegotten actions were a direct assault on the Constitution and must be undone.
Suddenly, this long, strange trip of a season for these Cavaliers was going to be extended or ended by the misbegotten group surrounding James these days.
As her memory of that misbegotten night improves, Cassie remembers details about another woman - some kind of business associate of Alex's - who visited the hotel room and knocked back vodka while remaining unnervingly sober.
And the tendency to protect students from ideas is so misbegotten that lawmakers can’t go too far wrong by simply reinforcing First Amendment protections.
Down in critical categories - points, 3-point percentage, free throw percentage - during the misbegotten Thomas experiment, James sometimes seemed as disinterested as anyone.
Now, with a single misbegotten turn of phrase, Trump had turned them from petulant protesters into principled defenders of the First Amendment.
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Did You Know?
In the beginning, there was bigietan, and bigietan begot beyeten; then in the days of Middle English beyeten begot begeten, and from thence sprung misbegotten. That description may be a bit flowery, but it accurately traces the path that led to misbegotten. All of the Old English and Middle English ancestors listed above basically meant the same thing as the modern beget-that is, "to father" or "to produce as an effect or outgrowth." That linguistic line brought forth misbegotten by adding the prefix mis- (meaning "wrong," "bad," or "not") in the mid-1500s.
MISBEGOTTEN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of misbegotten for English Language Learners
: badly planned or thought out
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