Sentence Examples

  • In these instances most of the flowers were abortive, but a few were fertile, which he attributes to the dust of the apices having been wafted by the wind from other plants.
  • The attempt proved abortive; Meagher was arrested in August, and in October was tried for high treason before a special commission at Clonmel.
  • The occupation of the country by Great Britain gradually took a more permanent form, and though negotiations were more than once entered into with Turkey with a view to its termination, these either proved abortive or were rendered so (as e.g.
  • In 1586 Witherington plundered Bahia; E and i n 1591 Cavendish made an abortive attack on Santos; French in 1595 Lancaster attacked Olinda.
  • The result of the Hamburg negotiations was Hoche's abortive expedition to Bantry Bay in December 1796.

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