by mistake

by mistake

Accidentally; unintentionally. I am so sorry, sir—I gave you the wrong dish by mistake. Oh, they hung up—they called the wrong number by mistake.
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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

Erroneously, as in He took my coat by mistake. [c. 1700]
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by miˈstake

accidentally; without intending to: I took your bag instead of mine by mistake.
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References in classic literature ?
I'm sure the cook's ladled some salt water into it 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.
Indeed, Farnsworth implies a lighter-than-normal burden in cases in which a party seeks restitution of money paid by mistake.
but it undercuts Farnsworth's painstaking effort to define "mistake" and to distinguish mishaps caused by mistake from other mishaps, see pp.
If a debtor can prove that the same debt was paid twice, surely the debtor must have forgotten the first payment and made the second 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.
Her first book, Goddess by Mistake won the Holt Medallion in the category of best paranormal romance, The Prism Award, and the Laurel Wreath Award for Excellence in Published Romance Fiction.
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.