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MIS. A syllable which prefixed to some word signifies some fault or defect; as, misadventure, misprision, mistrial, and the like.

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The three young Misses all look at each other, and then say (with the indispensable great O to begin) "O, dear no, Papa
Down sits the man of merchandise and money to his pen, ink, and paper; and down I go once again into the Hell of Dante, with my three young Misses after me.
What are my agony and indignation next day, when I hear a flying rumour that the Misses Nettingall have stood Miss Shepherd in the stocks for turning in her toes!
At last, one day, I meet the Misses Nettingalls' establishment out walking.
And this day she was so perfectly stupid and awkward, that the Misses Osborne and their governess, who stared after her as she went sadly away, wondered more than ever what George could see in poor little Amelia.
Hay Denver and upon the Misses Walker, we must call upon this Mrs.
Excuse me, I really can't discuss these poor girls (I am so glad to hear you call them the Misses Vanstone
The Honourable Wilmot Snipe, and other distinguished gentlemen crowded to render homage to the Misses Clubber; and Sir Thomas Clubber stood bolt upright, and looked majestically over his black kerchief at the assembled company.
Perhaps the people are afraid of the Misses Bordereau.
In the churchyard, Matilda was pounced upon by the two Misses Green.
You know his weakness for balls, and he never misses a single court ball.
Miss Ingram is mine, of course," said he: afterwards he named the two Misses Eshton, and Mrs.