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Miss, vb. 1) to fail in aiming at, not to hit: “he could not m. it,” Tp. II, 1, 40. “he --es not much,” Tp. II, 1, 40 “you find not the apostraphas, and so m. the accent,” LLL IV, 2, 124. “you m. my sense,” Shr. V, 2, 18. “a health to all that shot and --ed,” Shr. V, 2, 18 “I --ed my aim,” H6A I, 4, 4. “I --ed the meteor once,” H8 V, 4, 52. “hit or m.” Troil. I, 3, 384. “in that hit you m.” Rom. I, 1, 214. “may m. our name and hit the woundless air,” Hml. IV, 1, 43.
2) to fail of finding or obtaining: “so may I, blind fortune leading me, m. that which one unworthier may attain,” Merch. II, 1, 37. “so may you m. me,” III, 2, 12. “who ever strove to show her merit, that did m. her love?” All's I, 1, 242. “your free undertaking cannot m. a thriving issue,” Wint. II, 2, 44. “if misfortune m. the first career,” R2 I, 2, 49. though thy master --ed it (the way) H8 III, 2, 439. he could not m. them (the daggers) Mcb. II, 2, 13. “he that hath --ed the princess is a thing too bad for bad report,” Cymb. I, 1, 16. “I could not m. my way,” III, 6, 9. With an inf.: “if we m. to meet him handsomely,” Tit. II, 3, 268.
3) to be without, to want: “thy record never can be --ed,” Sonn. 122, 8. “we cannot m. him,” Tp. I, 2, 311. “what I can help thee to thou shalt not m.” All's I, 3, 262. “he would m. it rather than carry it but by the suit of the gentry to him,” Cor. II, 1, 253.
4) to perceive and feel the want of: “the moon being clouded presently is --ed,” Lucr. 1007. “I shall m. thee, but yet thou shalt have freedom,” Tp. V, 95. “when he shall m. me,” Wint. IV, 4, 505. “your Coriolanus is not much --ed,” Cor. IV, 6, 13. “our dear friend Banquo, whom we m.” Mcb. III, 4, 90. “the friends we m.” V, 8, 35. “you shall be --ed at court,” Cymb. III, 4, 129. Cymb. III, 4, 129 III, 5, 90.
5) to fail, to omit, not to observe, not to keep: “one that will not m. you morning nor evening prayer,” Wiv. II, 2, 102. “for --ing your meetings and appointments,” III, 1, 92. “I will not m. her,” III, 5, 56 (== not fail her).
6) to be absent or deficient, to be wanting: “what here shall m., our toil shall strive to mend,” III, 5, 56. Mostly in the partic. --ing == wanting: “the warm effects which she in him finds --ing,” Ven. 605. “there are yet --ing of our company some few odd lads,” Tp. V, 254. “the roynish clown is also --ing,” As II, 2, 9. “if in her marriage my consent be --ing,” Tim. I, 1, 136. “Macduff is --ing,” Mcb. V, 8, 38. “she was --ing,” Cymb. IV, 3, 17. “upon my lady's --ing,” V, 5, 275.
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