by mistake

by mistake

in error; accidentally. I'm sorry. I came into the wrong room by mistake. I chose the wrong road by mistake. Now we are lost.
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by mistake

without intending to I'm sorry – I dialed your number by mistake.
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by mistake

Erroneously, as in He took my coat by mistake. [c. 1700]
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References in classic literature ?
Three kings protested to me, "that in their whole reigns they never did once prefer any person of merit, unless by mistake, or treachery of some minister in whom they confided; neither would they do it if they were to live again:" and they showed, with great strength of reason, "that the royal throne could not be supported without corruption, because that positive, confident, restiff temper, which virtue infused into a man, was a perpetual clog to public business.
I'm sure the cook's ladled some salt water into it by mistake.
At last, after blundering about like this for many days, getting their clothes torn and their faces covered with mud, they walked right into the King's back-garden by mistake.
We lost our way in the jungle and blundered into the palace-garden by mistake.
believe is that she died of an overdose of the poison, taken by mistake.
The approach usually is to start with 100 and then subtract--mistake by mistake by mistake.
But this Emirati's was not a case of mistaken identity, but that of showing a wrong identity card to the cops by mistake.
He told the policemen that he showed the identity card of the person who owed him money by mistake.
Cast is a wonderful follow-up to Cast's first novel, Goddess by Mistake.
MacCallan Castle, according to Goddess by Mistake was the site of a terrible atrocity.
If a patient is currently taking an SSRI and Celexa is dispensed by mistake when Celebrex was intended, a potentially fatal overdose could occur.
IDT Media today announced that "Monster by Mistake," the animated children's series revitalized by IDT Media's Digital Production Solutions (DPS), has been picked up for broadcast in five key national and international markets.
82%) tests seem to be more affected by mistakes than were clinical chemistry tests (0.