Definition of Misfall

1. v. t. To befall, as ill luck; to happen to unluckily.



Definition of Misfall

1. Verb. (intransitive) To fall badly or incorrectly; happen unfortunately (to); mishappen; turn out badly. ¹

2. Noun. A mishap; accident; bad luck; misfortune. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misfall

1. unluckily to befall [v MISFELL, MISFALNE or MISFALLEN, MISFALLING, MISFALLS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misfall

misfaith
misfaiths
misfall (current term)
misfallen
misfalls
misfalne
misfare
misfared
misfares
misfaring
misfashion
misfashioned
misfashioning
misfashions
misfeasance
misfeasances
misfeasor

Literary usage of Misfall

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1. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Alexander Chalmers, Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... that ye vouchsafe in all Mine humble seruice: And if me misfall By negligence, or els for lacke of wit, That of your mercy you do pardon it; ..."

2. The Contemporary Review (1875)
"But alas ! an unlooked-for misfall has occurred." " How so '." " In the haste of replacing that lost end, the poor Karl has it upside down applied ! ..."

3. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"... that ye vouchsafe in all Mine bumble seruice: And if me misfall By negligence, or els for lacke of wit, That of your mercy you do pardon it; ..."

4. The Romans of Partenay, Or of Lusignen: Otherwise Known as the Tale of Melusine by Couldrette, Walter William Skeat (1866)
"... was A-none 1 or it shalt misfall; has brought mis- /\ . , „ ., , ,, . , „ Yf that my1 body to the Abode here, ..."

5. A Greek and English Lexicon of the New Testament by Edward Robinson (1836)
"... nlma,) a misfall, mishap, Diod. Sic. 19. 100. In NT a falling aside or away. sc. from right, truth, duty, a lapse, error, fault, viz. a) pp. as ..."

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