The first indication of something amiss occurred as power went out in McGrane’s fire station.
当 McGrane 的消防站停电时，出现了第一个不对劲的迹象。
Ms. Parmar, who trained as a journalist, said no special skills were needed to be a fact checker, except an eye for spotting what’s amiss.
—New York Times
A bit of harmony, a collective pulling ourselves out of this fug, wouldn’t go amiss at the moment.
in an improper or mistaken or unfortunate manner
When things are out of their proper places or not happening the way they should, we say they are amiss. Sherlock Holmes, like many sharp detectives, would quickly notice when something was amiss at a crime scene.
The word amiss can be used as an adverb, as in the sentence, “I spoke amiss.” Or you could use it as an adjective, as when you think something is wrong or missing — “Something in the room is amiss.” Either way, amiss refers to something that is wrong, off the mark, or “missed.” Once in a while, the word amiss can imply that something fishy or foul has taken place. In Hamlet, when Marcellus said, “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” he might as well have said, “Something in Denmark is amiss.”
amiss这个词可以用作副词，比如在“我说错了”这句话中。或者您可以将它用作形容词，例如当您认为有什么地方不对劲或缺失时——“房间里有些东西不对劲。”无论哪种方式，amiss 指的是错误的、不合时宜的或“遗漏”的事情。偶尔，amiss 这个词可能暗示发生了可疑或犯规的事情。在《哈姆雷特》中，当马塞勒斯说“丹麦有些东西腐烂了”时，他还不如说“丹麦有些东西不对劲”。
And I were a maiden, As many one is, For all the gold in England I would not do amiss.
—The Story of Music by Howard Goodall
I decided that nothing was amiss, but the very idea of the treasure still in the house made me jittery.
—Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
Martin made a quick tour of the attic to make sure nothing was amiss, and then joined everyone downstairs.
—The Underground Railroad: A Novel by Colson Whitehead
amiss (adv.)mid-13c., amis “off the mark,” also “out of order,” literally “on the miss,” from a “in, on” (see a- (1)) + missen “fail to hit” (see miss (v.)). From late 14c. as “improper, wrong, faulty;” to take (something) amiss originally (late 14c.) was “to miss the meaning of” (see mistake). Now it means “to misinterpret in a bad sense.”Related entries & more
amiss (adv.)mid-13c., amis “off the mark”，也就是“out of order”，字面意思是“on the miss”，来自“in, on”（见 a- (1)）+ missen “失败”击中”（见 miss (v.)）。从 14 世纪末开始。作为“不适当的，错误的，错误的；” to take (something) amiss originally (14c.) 是“错过了”的意思（见错误）。现在它的意思是“从坏的意义上误解”。相关条目及更多
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