Example sentences for: abortive

How can you use “abortive” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • No CPE was observed in any of the fibroblast infections, suggesting that an abortive infection was occurring in the BJAB-B1 cells.

  • The island’s next important historical encounter was with the Mongols under Kublai Khan, when Kyushu was the target of abortive assaults in 1274 and 1281.

  • However, in late cultures from abnormal placentae, the formation of syncytia was abortive (see below) and such small syncytia showed regressive changes and persisting cytoplasmic ERα immunoreactivity (not shown).

  • Ferdinand’s return to the throne in 1814 destroyed any hopes left for a constitutional monarchy, while tension between liberals and conservatives led to a century of conflict, marked by the upheavals of the three Carlist wars and the abortive First Republic, which was proclaimed in 1873.

  • That has not happened--as witness, for instance, health care, which, after the political fiasco of Hillary Clinton's abortive reform, is increasingly being governed by insurance companies and HMOs.


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