- (of one's mind, heart, etc.) to give doubt or apprehension to.
- to be apprehensive.
Origin of misgive
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Examples from the Web for misgive
I misgive me he'll come in for a wetting if he doesn't tie wings to his heels.Barbara Lynn
Emily J. Jenkinson
Love is a matter of give and take—marriage, a matter of misgive and mistake.A Guide to Men
Dreadfully did my heart then misgive me: I was ready to faint.Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)
His mind began to misgive him about the sister—perhaps she would prove a dragon, in the way?The Quaint Companions
So that when I heard his heavy footstep advancing along the passage my heart did misgive me, and I felt that I was trembling.Relics of General Chasse
- to make or be apprehensive or suspicious
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