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Amiss, adv., originally == astray: “what error drives our eyes and ears a.?” Err. II, 2, 186. Usually == improperly, wrongly, ill: “bear a. the second burden of a former child,” Sonn. 59, 3. “choose a.” Merch. II, 9, 65. “nothing comes a., so money comes withal,” Shr. I, 2, 82. “speed a.” II, 285. “talk'd a. of her,” II, 285 “that which thou hast sworn to do a. is not a.” John III, 1, 270. “a. employed,” R2 II, 3, 132. “if I have done a.” H6A IV, 1, 27. “gold cannot come a.” H6B I, 2, 92. take it not a. (== take it not ill) R3 III, 7, 206. “done aught a.” Tit. V, 3, 129. Caes. I, 2, 273. “a. interpreted,” II, 2, 83. “said or done a.” Oth. II, 3, 201. “such a sight here shows much a.” Hml. V, 2, 413.
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