miscarry

[ mis-kar-ee; for 1 also mis-kar-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF miscarry

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MISCARRY

I am for that of Paris; it cannot miscarry; I have considered it well.

Without these the Revolution will miscarry and our Dastur will not be worth a date-stone.

The Cardinal's plans were, indeed, likely to miscarry if he persisted thus.

“No, they not miscarry yet,” replied the Arab, with a grim smile.

It grieves me mightily; for it will be a sad houre to the family should she miscarry.

And indeed, how should they miscarry, when they never come before their time?

If we miscarry on Wednesday, I believe it will be by some strange sort of neglect.

If He have the guiding of my flock and state, it shall not miscarry.

This is the motion: and certainly no enemy to the Senate could wish it to miscarry.

But question may be made: what though the Wares should miscarry?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "go astray;" mid-14c., "come to harm, perish;" of persons, "to die," of objects, "to be lost or destroyed," from mis- (1) "wrongly" + caryen "to carry" (see carry (v.)). Meaning "deliver unviable fetus" first recorded 1520s; that of "fail, come to naught" (of plans or designs) is from c.1600. Related: Miscarried; miscarrying.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MISCARRY

failed

verbabandon, forsake
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