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wrong

1. (of a side, esp of a fabric) intended to face the inside so as not to be seen
2. Law
a. an infringement of another person's rights, rendering the offender liable to a civil action, as for breach of contract or tort
b. a violation of public rights and duties, affecting the community as a whole and actionable at the instance of the Crown
References in classic literature ?
"Ah," he remarked, with a wry pucker of his mouth, "I see you still believe in such things as right and wrong."
I don't know what you mean, either of you, by right and wrong. To take away my girl's bird was wrong, in my opinion; and my neighbour Allworthy may do as he pleases; but to encourage boys in such practices, is to breed them up to the gallows."
To us it is incomprehensible that millions of Christian men killed and tortured each other either because Napoleon was ambitious or Alexander was firm, or because England's policy was astute or the Duke of Oldenburg wronged. We cannot grasp what connection such circumstances have with the actual fact of slaughter and violence: why because the Duke was wronged, thousands of men from the other side of Europe killed and ruined the people of Smolensk and Moscow and were killed by them.
"Just the same, you're wrong on general principle," Grimshaw would oar in.
It's manifestly absurd to say that Hirsch can have made a mistake about a paper that nobody knew of but himself; or can have tried to help a foreign thief by telling him to fumble in the wrong drawer.
In leaving the prison against the will of the Athenians, do I wrong any?
THESEUS What is this wrong and who hath wrought it?
"Wrong!" Mirabel exclaimed, in a tone of courteous surprise.
When things went wrong, or I heard things, I used to think it was her fault, but, looking back, it's more mine.
Darkness full of thunder followed, and after the thunder Father Brown's voice said out of the dark: "Doctor, this paper is the wrong shape."
Adam thought he perceived in them that notion of compensation for irretrievable wrong, that self-soothing attempt to make evil bear the same fruits as good, which most of all roused his indignation.
Rose did not know half the danger of such gifts and tastes as Charlie's, but felt instinctively that something must be wrong if Archie disapproved.