she mistook his meaning
she mistook his direct manner for honesty
he mistook his path
"We are built to make mistakes, coded for error"
"The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything"
Above us, on the roof, a couple of vultures were waiting for someone to make a mistake crossing the road.INSTRUMENTS OF DARKNESS (2002)
But they would like to have much smaller robotic spies that people would mistake for insects and ignore.New Scientist (2003)
CONSTABLE I'm sorry, Madam, there seems to be a mistake.THE ESSENTIAL SPIKE MILLIGAN (2002)
How strange to think that a man's life could hinge on such a trivial mistake.THE EXECUTION (2002)
No doubt there will be politicians who would welcome control but this would be a mistake.Glasgow Herald (2001)
Perhaps that's been my mistake... you know, being queer,' he said, grinning.BLOOD IS DIRT (2002)
Somebody called me to tell me and I just couldn't believe, kept telling the guy he had to have made a mistake.Irish Times (2002)
The risible mistake of putting all one's eggs in one basket had been made.Glasgow Herald (2001)
Whether performing an outdoor concert in an Irish summer proves to be a mistake , time will tell.Irish Times (2002)