To take an act thing amiss
Amiss A*miss", adv. [Pref. a- + miss.] Astray; faultily; improperly; wrongly; ill. [1913 Webster]

What error drives our eyes and ears amiss? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Ye ask and receive not, because ye ask amiss. --James iv. 3. [1913 Webster]

{To take (an act, thing) amiss}, to impute a wrong motive to (an act or thing); to take offense at; to take unkindly; as, you must not take these questions amiss. [1913 Webster]


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