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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adv. - In an unfruitful manner.

Usage examples (22)
  • Adjective : an abortive rebellion; an abortive scheme
  • Thus abortively collapsed the last effort of Philip III.
  • You mention in the piece that you spoke (“briefly, abortively”) about Bill.
  • "I think you'll find that Eggy -- Mr. Edgworth -- was helping with inquiries, albeit abortively, all of Sunday and Sunday night." for more
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