Examples of abortive in a Sentence
an abortive attempt to recover the sunken pirate ship
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Supporters of the abortive rally would get spotted and a crowd would gather, chanting at them.
Nobody's fault but mine: After an abortive attempt last session, the Florida Legislature will once again try to repeal Florida's requirement that drivers have personal injury protection in their auto insurance.
It's somehow never been translated into English, whereas La Position du Tireur Couché (1981) became The Prone Gunman, source of Pierre Morel's abortive 2015 Sean Penn action-vehicle The Gunman.
The film’s most telling scene is one of the abortive dates Menashe goes on with a woman in a similar situation to him—widowed, with children, looking to make a new home.
Macron’s initiative comes after abortive attempts by Italy, the former colonizing power, to forge a peace. ‘
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.
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Origin and Etymology of abortive
Synonymsfutile, barren, bootless, empty, fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, otiose, profitless, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, vain
Antonymsdeadly, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, fruitful, potent, productive, profitable, successful, virtuous
Related Wordshollow, idle, meaningless, pointless, valueless, worthless; hopeless, impossible, lost, no-win, unattainable; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, wanting; counterproductive
Near Antonymsmeaningful, worthwhile; adequate, sufficient; applicable, feasible, functional, practicable, practical, realizable, usable (also useable), workable
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