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  • verb Simple past of misgive.


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  • The surprise of the Lord Keeper was scarcely less unpleasing at the duplication of the expected arrival; his mind misgave him strangely.

    The Bride of Lammermoor

  • The merchants also were urgent with him; so he sold the curtain to the Christian, albeit his heart misgave him; and, taking the money, set off to return home.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Her heart beat quick and her face changed, yet she hastened, and was shod and stood up in knightly array by then he stayed his steps some five paces from her, and gave her the sele of the day in courteous wise; and she strove to think that he had not seen her, or at least noted her otherwise dight; yet her heart misgave her.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • My mind misgave me when I heard he had never come in.

    A House to Let

  • When I allowed him to go on a little before, on account of the narrowness of the way, I observed that he carried his head with a lofty air that was particularly unpromising; and my mind misgave me that he had found out about my darling Dora.

    David Copperfield

  • It misgave him that the Chief Butler must have known a Collegian, and must have seen him in the College — perhaps had been presented to him.

    Little Dorrit

  • The occasions for such tenderness towards him were so many, that her mind misgave her often, it would indeed be better to go back to the old house, and live again within the shadow of its dull walls, undisturbed.

    Dombey and Son

  • I am as fond of the Child, as though my Mind misgave me he were my own.

    The Beggar's Opera

  • My heart misgave me beyond the power of my own accounting for it; for still I did not suspect these women.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • My heart misgave me at coming to this village, because I had been here with him more than once: but the coach hither was so ready a conveniency, that I knew not what to do better.

    Clarissa Harlowe


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