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an honest mistake

A mistake made unintentionally or unknowingly and without the intention of causing harm; a mistake that anyone might have made in similar circumstances. It was an honest mistake! How was I to know that you wouldn't want me to send that letter with the rest of the mail?
See also: honest, mistake
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The chair of Marylands rules committee told the Court of Appeals on Monday a rule change removing police officers names from online court records was an honest mistake.
Except for Autotelic, Gabby Alipe and Malaysian pop-punk sensation An Honest Mistake, all the performers were unsigned acts from the local indie scene whose musical styles range from hip-hop and R and B to jazz and heavy rock.
VILLA chief executive Keith Wyness has admitted he feels disappointed after being punished by the FA for what he calls 'an honest mistake.
It was an honest mistake from Aidan and he's put his hands up to it.
The author, wonders how does one bet when there are no politicians who keep their promises and stands, and there are no foreign diplomats who apply principles, so one can easily make an honest mistake because it is hard to make a clear difference between the personal desires - to soon end this regime and put an end to the objective analyses that say we won' t be able to accomplish our goals, easier or faster?
That's the issue now, we can't accept that it's just an honest mistake.
It was a genuinely honest mistake made by myself and I am embarrassed about it.
Without batting an eye, Sheldon replied, "An honest mistake.
It seems, from your description, an honest mistake and no foul play is at hand.
This was an honest mistake involving a fast-moving incident on 19th April 2010 in Harrow.
She said: "This was an error by a junior member of staff and was an honest mistake.
They made an honest mistake, as we all do occasionally in our professional lives.
Anybody who knows Paddy knows he has just made an honest mistake.
An honest mistake, but nonetheless one I thought I would point out, since I am an Arctic Cat owner.