Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb While coming into being or being created.
  • adjective Coming into being or being created.

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  • verb Present participle of aborn.

Etymologies

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a- (“in the act of”) +‎ born + -ing

Examples

  • My main point was that it's far more than "some Dems" who have forsaken the True Path - It's the majority, or this foolishness would have died aborning.

    Lents Park on a late spring evening: beautiful (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • Politically, this same self-reliance drives young people into Unparties — outside-the-box movements such as the "Tea Party" (on the right) and the aborning "Coffee Party" (on the center-left).

    Millennials do faith and politics their way

  • Fortunately, the bill died aborning, yet another scratch for a man with one of the Senate's thinnest records of legislative accomplishment.

    Jed Horne: Senator Vitter Discovers Adam Smith

  • Just as Edmund Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France" (1790) predicted a dire fate for the mass insurrection then aborning, Mr. Caldwell looks with alarm at Europe's continuing rejection of itself.

    Islam

  • Just as Edmund Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France" (1790) predicted a dire fate for the mass insurrection then aborning, Mr. Caldwell looks with alarm at Europe's continuing rejection of itself.

    Atheism

  • Fortunately, the bill died aborning, yet another scratch for a man with one of the Senate's thinnest records of legislative accomplishment.

    Jed Horne: Senator Vitter Discovers Adam Smith

  • Fortunately, the bill died aborning, yet another scratch for a man with one of the Senate's thinnest records of legislative accomplishment.

    Jed Horne: Senator Vitter Discovers Adam Smith

  • Just as Edmund Burke's "Reflections on the Revolution in France" (1790) predicted a dire fate for the mass insurrection then aborning, Mr. Caldwell looks with alarm at Europe's continuing rejection of itself.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • He told Derrick the same thing he had said to Trist: He must treat his assignment with absolute secrecy, lest the entire enterprise die aborning.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • He told Derrick the same thing he had said to Trist: He must treat his assignment with absolute secrecy, lest the entire enterprise die aborning.

    A Country of Vast Designs

Comments

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  • Nice word! It has not come to mind for a long time--thank you, Jword.

    July 10, 2007

  • I've never heard this one, but I like it.

    July 11, 2007

  • "In universities at least as much as anywhere else, vast floods of words pour forth to no useful end. Nothing would be lost if they had died aborning."

    - Loren Lomasky, 'Talking the talk: Have universities lost sight of why they exist?', Reason, May 2001.

    March 5, 2009