[ mis-giv ]
/ mɪsˈgɪv /
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verb (used with object), mis·gave, mis·giv·en, mis·giv·ing.
(of one's mind, heart, etc.) to give doubt or apprehension to.
verb (used without object), mis·gave, mis·giv·en, mis·giv·ing.
to be apprehensive.
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How to use misgive in a sentence
London had always sounded bleak and distant and terrible to her; and her heart had misgiven her at the idea of leaving her aunt.He Knew He Was Right|Anthony Trollope
And yet it would have misgiven him more had he allowed himself to be entrapped by Miss Dawkins.An Unprotected Female at the Pyramids|Anthony Trollope
His own mind had long misgiven him on the lawfulness of his marriage.The Divorce of Catherine of Aragon|J.A. Froude
His heart had often misgiven him when he had thought of Caroline.The Young Duke|Benjamin Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for misgive
/ (mɪsˈɡɪv) /
verb -gives, -giving, -gave or -given
to make or be apprehensive or suspicious
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