Definition of Misgiven
1. Verb. (past participle of misgive) ¹
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Definition of Misgiven
1. misgive [v] - See also: misgive
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Literary usage of Misgiven
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. More Mornings at Bow Street: A New Collection of Humorous and Entertaining by John Wight (1827)
"... assuring his worship that Jonathan was as good a lad as ever broke bread, and she had never known him misgiven (query, Miss-given) before. ..."
2. He Knew He was Right by Anthony Trollope (1869)
"London had always sounded bleak and distant and terrible to her; and her heart had misgiven her at the idea of leaving her aunt. If only this thing might be ..."
3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1873)
"... mistaken, misgiven. Suss. Mittens, s. pi. gloves made of linnen or woollen, whether knit or stitched : sometimes also they call so gloves made of ..."
4. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1893)
"At any other moment Jenny's heart would have misgiven her at the tone and manner in which this was said ; but she was now too full of her triumph. ..."
5. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1817)
"... and was near being shot himself, had not a Whig's carabine misgiven, (the more pity, considering what a vile traitor the Colonel alter proved to King ..."
6. Lives of the Queens of England: From the Norman Conquest by Agnes Strickland, Elisabeth Strickland (1852)
"The mind of queen Isabel of Castille, who was then on her deathbed, seems to have misgiven her regarding her daughter's future prosperity ; for she sent a ..."
7. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV., King by Charles Greville (1897)
"My mind has always misgiven me about Lord Grey, and what I have lately heard of him satisfies me that a more overrated man never lived, ..."