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  • 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.
  • These proposals were rendered abortive by the unflinching use of the queen's prerogative.
  • In 1757 he was associated with Sir John Mordaunt in command of an abortive expedition against Rochfort, the complete failure of which brought Conway into discredit and involved him in a pamphlet controversy.
  • This also proved abortive, and affairs rapidly tended to revert to the ex-lex situation.
 

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