mismate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mismate provide with an unsuitable mate
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Mismate To mate wrongly or unsuitably; to mismatch; as, to mismate gloves or shoes; a mismated couple.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • mismate To mate or match amiss or unsuitably.
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Usage

In literature:

I hate to see mismatings of this kind, and yet they are so common.
"The Titan" by Theodore Dreiser
Better be alone than mismated.
"Miriam Monfort" by Catherine A. Warfield
A short period of mismated life told the wife of Ruskin their mistake, and she told him.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
It was indeed her misfortune, as one says, that this gentle dove was mismated with an eagle.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
The world is full of wretched and mismated people.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
The prevalence of divorce places before young men and women sad examples of mismating, of incompetent homemakers, of wrecked homes.
"Vocational Guidance for Girls" by Marguerite Stockman Dickson
Mismated, I should be tigerishly miserable.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Young Edwardes had read of the weird beauty of such mismated eyes, but had never before seen them.
"Destiny" by Charles Neville Buck
It is as impossible to keep mismated people together as it is to keep chemical incompatibles together.
"Herself" by E. B. Lowry
One moved with her moreover among phenomena mismated and unrelated; nothing in her talk ever matched with anything out of it.
"Embarrassments" by Henry James
The world is full of wretched and mismated people.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
It was a most queer mismating, for the man was plain, sincere and honorable, and she was almost everything else.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8" by Elbert Hubbard
They were thus sadly mismated.
"Historic Tales, Volume 11 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
It was simply a case of mismating, and no good would result from the union.
"Melomaniacs" by James Huneker
We was mismated from the first, and this is the last.
"The Wooing of Calvin Parks" by Laura E. Richards
His eyes were in a fashion mismated.
"The Law of Hemlock Mountain" by Hugh Lundsford
I fished a pair of shoes out of a big basket of shoes, old and mostly mismates.
"My Own Story" by Emmeline Pankhurst
What terrible mismated failures on every hand!
"Hope Hathaway" by Frances Parker
She had soon realized, because she was not blinded by any passion as he, that they had been utterly mismated.
"The Chalice Of Courage" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
Mismated and incompatible in every degree, they glared at each other like sick wretches in the same hospital ward.
"What Will People Say?" by Rupert Hughes
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In poetry:

Here I sit
With my shoes mismated.
Lawdy-mercy!
I's frustrated!
"Bad Morning" by Langston Hughes
Phyllie, don't mismate; those that do regret it.
Phaeton--you know his unhappy story;
Poor Bellerophon, too, you must remember,
Pegasus shook him.
"R.S.V.P." by Franklin Pierce Adams
'Yea so,' said he, 'do it: be not too wise;
Seeing that ye are wedded to a man,
Not all mismated with a yawning clown,
But one with arms to guard his head and yours,
With eyes to find you out however far,
And ears to hear you even in his dreams.'
"Geraint And Enid" by Alfred Lord Tennyson