Examples of abortive in a Sentence
an abortive attempt to recover the sunken pirate ship
Recent Examples of abortive from the Web
In France three months of labour strikes at SNCF, the state rail firm, have made millions late for work every week and chaos marks Britain’s railways after an abortive timetable change on May 20th.
And will anyone really want to watch a movie about foolish people who during one abortive attempt to make off with the oversize volume of ornithological prints disguise themselves badly as elderly men?
North Korea emerges from an abortive summit with President Donald Trump with its nuclear program intact and with more breathing room on sanctions, as the U.S. now has reduced leverage to extend its campaign of economic pressure.
But Halo Online was more interesting than just an abortive experiment.
The JPMorgan Chase Philly push follows an abortive effort to enter the Philly region by Citibank, JPMorgan’s New York rival, in the 2000s.
The abortive approach is one of a number GE has received for various businesses recently as competitors seek to gain advantage from its weakness, and shows how the once-mighty company’s fortunes have fallen.
That document cites only the abortive 2013 drug and gun bust that led to Walker and Farrell each pleading guilty to conduct unbecoming an officer.
Various external forces coincided to make Kuma’s flirtation with monumental excrescences an abortive one.
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Origin and Etymology of abortive
in vain, no dice, not worth the candle, of no avail;
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Definition of abortive for English Language Learners
: failing to achieve the desired result : not successful
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