And yet it was ministered to, in a dull and abortive manner, by all who made this feint.
Thus the efforts of Malique proved as abortive as the ravings of his master.
They are abortive births of an imperfect or vitiated instinct.
And as passive resistance was their attitude, his purging scheme was abortive.
There had been in the early part of the day an abortive effort at a procession.
In spite of his efforts it was abortive, and he was compelled to use another.
In Brazil, a Nazi-directed abortive Putsch took place in 1938.
That is abortive that is untimely, that has not been borne its full time, that is immature.
It had been three years since she had tried her abortive love-affair with him.
Besides, in addition to abortive hypotheses, there are dethroned ones.