Miss


Miss
Miss Miss (m[i^]s), v. i. 1. To fail to hit; to fly wide; to deviate from the true direction. [1913 Webster]

Men observe when things hit, and not when they miss. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

Flying bullets now, To execute his rage, appear too slow; They miss, or sweep but common souls away. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

2. To fail to obtain, learn, or find; -- with of. [1913 Webster]

Upon the least reflection, we can not miss of them. --Atterbury. [1913 Webster]

3. To go wrong; to err. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Amongst the angels, a whole legion Of wicked sprites did fall from happy bliss; What wonder then if one, of women all, did miss? --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

4. To be absent, deficient, or wanting. [Obs.] See {Missing}, a. [1913 Webster]

What here shall miss, our toil shall strive to mend. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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