Miss (pronounced /ˈmɪs/) is an English language honorific traditionally used only for an unmarried woman (not entitled to another title such as "Doctor" or "Dame"). Originating in the 17th century, it is a contraction of mistress, which was used for all women. A period is not used to signify the contraction. Its counterparts are Mrs., usually used only for married women, Ms. can be used for married or unmarried women.
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... The intentional missed call serves as a free method of communication for those who cannot maintain a high credit balance such as people with low income ... In Bangladesh, missed calls make up 70% of cellular network traffic at any given time ... a study to understand the revenue implications of missed calls in India ...
... In some styles of etiquette, the eldest daughter of a family was addressed on paper simply as Miss Doe, with the younger daughters being addressed as Miss Jane Doe and Miss Rebecca Doe ... In person, as in when making introductions, the styling would have been extended to unmarried cousins with the same surname ...
2009 = 4th (10-6) Lost semi final to Waikato Pistons 2008 = 8th (6-12) Missed playoffs 2007 = 8th (4-14) Missed playoffs 2006 = 7th (6-12) Missed playoffs 2005 = 5th (10-8) Missed playoffs ...
... In May 2007, it was reported that McCain had missed 42 consecutive votes (five straight weeks) in the Senate while he was conducting his presidential campaign ... three-floor votes in the Senate, though none of McCain's missed votes altered a bill's fate ... According to Washington Post statistics, McCain missed more votes than any Senator including Tim Johnson, who missed many votes after suffering a brain hemorrhage in December 2006 ...
... A missed connection is a type of personal advertisement which arises after two people meet but are too shy or otherwise unable to exchange contact details ... The Missed Connections section of Craigslist gets thousands of ads of this type every month for cities such as New York and San Francisco ... a common human need and being ideal for romantic comedy, "Missed Connections give people that second chance.. ...
Famous quotes containing the word missed:
“Camped on a tropic riverside,
One day he missed his loving bride.
She had, the guide informed him later,
Been eaten by an alligator.
Professor Twist could not but smile.
You mean, he said, a crocodile.”
—Ogden Nash (19021971)
“I can entertain the proposition that life is a metaphor for boxingfor one of those bouts that go on and on, round following round, jabs, missed punches, clinches, nothing determined, again the bell and again and you and your opponent so evenly matched its impossible not to see that your opponent is you.... Life is like boxing in many unsettling respects. But boxing is only like boxing.”
—Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)
“Whatever may be the reason, whether it was that Hitler thought he might get away with what he had got without fighting for it, or whether it was that after all the preparations were not sufficiently completehowever, one thing is certain: he missed the bus.”
—Neville Chamberlain (18691940)