ABORTIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ABORTIVE
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abortive
 a.  unsuccessful; failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless
Example Sentence: (20 in 2 pages)
1  They warmed themselves beside these great hearthfires; they tried their powers in abortive creations, in work laid aside and taken up again with new glow of enthusiasm.atize Beijing peacefully.
2  The doctor had to abort the baby.
3  The decision was made to abort the mission.
4  We had no option but to abort the mission.
5  The captain instructed them to abort the mission.
6  However, most women say that the decision to abort is a difficult one.
7  They also demanded that President Reagan announce an end to legal abortion in the United States.
8  The editor said a lot of readers would be incensed by my article on abortion.
9  The pro-abortion camp are fighting to decriminalize abortion.
10  But the abortion issue was not a big factor in either Virginia or New Jersey.
11  The group has taken a militant position on the abortion issue and is refusing to compromise.
12  The doctor's stance on the issue of abortion is well known.
13  The abortion issue is political dynamite.
14  It was not widely known that there was a abortion clinic in the neighborhood.
15  Her strong Catholic beliefs made abortion unthinkable.
Classic Sentence:
1  The earth was lumpy, the stubble prickly and lined with grass, thistles, abortive stumps of clover.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
2  At the end was an abortive stage.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
3  I proceed, then, from the morning which followed our abortive chase of the convict and our other strange experiences upon the moor.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 10. Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
4  Only at the third did our visit prove abortive.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
5  One of these virtuosi seemed to think that I might be an embryo, or abortive birth.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
6  His eyes glanced momentarily at me and his lips parted with an abortive attempt at a laugh.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
7  He was unused to receiving visitors, and for the moment conceived the new arrival to be a Government official, sent to question him concerning an abortive society to which he had formerly belonged.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I
8  This is not time for tears,' cries Juno, daughter of Saturn: 'hasten and snatch thy brother, if it may be, from his death; or do thou waken war, and make the treaty abortive.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH