Examples of abortive in a Sentence
an abortive attempt to recover the sunken pirate ship
Recent Examples of abortive from the Web
That tussle, and the memory of USC’s abortive bid for an alliance with The Scripps Research Institute, may remain sensitive topics with a San Diego County academic sector that prides its independence.
Beijing on Wednesday complained about the US lawmakers' meeting with the Dalai Lama, who fled Tibet after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.
The Dalai Lama has been based in India since fleeing Tibet during an abortive uprising against Chinese rule in 1959.
Salcedo's partner in the abortive caper, 22-year-old Adam Botbyl, has less than two months left on a sentence of 26 months for his role in the plot.
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Origin and Etymology of abortive
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Definition of abortive for English Language Learners
: failing to achieve the desired result : not successful
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