"After the Mark Sanford thing, I didn't want anybody to misconstrue [my vacation]," Flake said.
Surely, an unreconstructed snob could misconstrue much more.
People will misunderstand and misconstrue your loyalty to the old friends of your boyhood if you dare admit your friendship.
As for being straightforward, don't they misconstrue our words continually?
He might misconstrue my motive—oh, you understand, don't you?
Theirs was an anxiety I should have been blind to misconstrue.
I would not have any misconstrue my statement and report me as saying that this work was wholly neglected until our work began.
I acted on the impulse of affection, and I am sure you will not misconstrue my motives.
I do not know what they mean, and, unless I misconstrue them, they unconsciously hold different opinions at different moments.
But the trappers were too wise to misconstrue the action of the Blackfeet.