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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AMISS

"I had not thought that you had taken it so amiss," said he awkwardly.

Mrs. Menotti tried to detain him; she could not understand what was amiss.

It may not be amiss to remark that I have never eaten a blackberry since.

I thought it was not amiss to ask this liberty; the weather seemed to be set in fine.

"If they were walking over you, it mightn't be amiss," reprimanded Judith.

But it could not be amiss, he thought, to acquaint my two trustees, that I intended to assume it.

What is amiss with your hand, you clumsy rogue, that you should wear linen round it?'

But in the kangaroo figure, the burden is slightly shifted and naught is amiss.

She wipes her eyes and stammers, "No—that is—well—" "What's amiss?"

At last his jubilant spirit was conquered; he realized that something was amiss.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., amis "off the mark," also "out of order," literally "on the miss," from a "in, on" (see a- (1)) + missen "fail to hit" (see miss (v.)). To take (something) amiss originally (late 14c.) was "to miss the meaning of" (see mistake). Now it means "to misinterpret in a bad sense."

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