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 Meanings and Examples of AMISS
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Definitions:     Search Merriam-Webster
amiss
 a.  out of proper order; not in perfect shape; faulty
Example Sentence:
1  A word of apology might not go amiss.
2  Everything goes amiss with him, he has certainly bad luck.
3  Nothing comes amiss to a hungry man.
4  Please don't take it amiss, if I point out your errors.
5  Their instincts warned them something was amiss.
6  I knew that weapons would not come in amiss, and I re-entered his room to get his rifle and shot-gun.
Classic Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  Our man on the beat saw a light there about two in the morning, and as the house was an empty one, suspected that something was amiss.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
2  Come," said the lawyer, "I see you have some good reason, Poole; I see there is something seriously amiss.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER THE LAST NIGHT
3  I seek to repair what is amiss, if I possibly can; and I hope you will assist me in a good spirit, Bounderby, for I have been very much distressed.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
4  You thought amiss, Sir Knight," said Athelstane, "and Wamba lied.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
5  He did not appear in spirits: something unconnected with her was probably amiss.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
6  Nothing seemed amiss on the side of the Great House family, which was generally, as Anne very well knew, the least to blame.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 5
7  I thought something was amiss, because of the boxes.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
8  As soon as they reached the car and horse Venn guessed that something new was amiss, and hastened to follow in the course of the moving light.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
9  A bit and a drap wouldn't be amiss now, I reckon.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 4 Cheerfulness Again Asserts Itself at Blooms-End, and Clym Finds His
10  Be in your chamber then at that hour, and do not take it amiss if your visitor wear a mask.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
11  The candle in his hand shone upon his eager, stooping face, and told me at a glance that something was amiss.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ABBEY GRANGE
12  When they got into the hall, Jo asked Laurie if she had said something amiss.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
13  If he's done anything amiss, he shall confess, beg pardon, and be punished.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
14  But owing to the flutter she was in, everything went amiss.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
15  Therefore it will not be amiss if I remind you of them.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I