Example sentences for: abortive

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

  • Until the end of the 18th century, England had projected little interest in Malaya, though the EIC had made an abortive attempt in 1773 to use North Borneo as a base for its China trade.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • In contrast, trophoblast cultures from abnormal placentae, which are characterized by weak or no Thy-1 expression in the villous core (panel D), exhibit abortive formation of small (s) syncytial aggregates (panels E and F).

  • The data represented here support the work of others showing that CMV may undergo an abortive infection in B-cells rather than a productive one [ 35 36 46 47 48 ] .

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