miscarriage

[ mis-kar-ij; for 1 also mis-kar-ij ]SEE DEFINITION OF miscarriage
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MISCARRIAGE

The next day her wish was fulfilled and she had a miscarriage.

He could have groaned aloud at this miscarriage of all his fine plans.

But, very probably, the result is often a miscarriage of justice.

This miscarriage of justice sent dismay into the hearts of his parents.

Three days later a Grdznth miscarriage threatened, and was averted.

Miscarriage is a fruitful source of disease, and often of danger, to wives.

A tendency to miscarriage may therefore be all that stands in the way of a family.

In case of miscarriage of his letter, we desire you to communicate this letter to Mr. Watson.

A blow or a fall, even a fright or shock may cause a miscarriage.

When the miscarriage cannot be prevented it is called an "Inevitable miscarriage."

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "mistake, error;" 1610s, "misbehavior;" see miscarry + -age. Meaning "untimely delivery" is from 1660s. Miscarriage of justice is from 1875.

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