misdeem


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misdeem

(ˌmɪsˈdiːm)
vb (tr)
to form a wrong opinion of; misjudge
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What but thy malice moved thee to misdeem Of righteous Job, then cruelly to afflict him With all inflictions?
For hee who tempts, though in vain, at least asperses The tempted with dishonour foul, suppos'd Not incorruptible of Faith, not prooff Against temptation: thou thy self with scorne And anger wouldst resent the offer'd wrong, Though ineffectual found: misdeem not then, If such affront I labour to avert From thee alone, which on us both at once The Enemie, though bold, will hardly dare, Or daring, first on mee th' assault shall light.
Others rub hard large masses, and essay To polish into white what they misdeem The growing green of many trackless years.