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Definition of Misgive
MisgiveMisgive Mis*give", v. t. [imp. Misgave; p. p. Misgiven; p.
pr. & vb. n. Misgiving.]
1. To give or grant amiss. [Obs.] --Laud.
2. Specifically: To give doubt and apprehension to, instead
of confidence and courage; to impart fear to; to make
irresolute; -- usually said of the mind or heart, and
followed by the objective personal pronoun.
So doth my heart misgive me in these conflicts What
may befall him, to his harm and ours. --Shak.
Such whose consciences misgave them, how ill they
had deserved. --Milton.
3. To suspect; to dread. [Obs.] --Shak.
Misgive Mis*give", v. i.
To give out doubt and apprehension; to be fearful or
irresolute. ``My mind misgives.' --Shak.
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