from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The premature expulsion of a nonviable fetus from the uterus. Also called spontaneous abortion.
- n. Bad administration; mismanagement.
- n. A failure of administration or management: a miscarriage of justice.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Unfortunate event or issue of an undertaking; failure to attain a proper or desired result or reach a destination.
- n. Ill conduct; evil or improper behavior.
- n. The act of bringing forth a child before the time it is viable; a premature birth, resulting in death of the fetus; spontaneous abortion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A going wrong; failure of a purposed result; untoward event; mischance: as. the criminal escaped by miscarriage of justice.
- n. A wrong or perverse course, as of conduct; improper action or behavior; misdemeanor.
- n. In pathology, the act of miscarrying (see miscarry, v. i., 3); properly, untimely delivery before the twenty-eighth week of gestation. See abortion, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a natural loss of the products of conception
- n. failure of a plan
Congressman John Conyers, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, says he will pressure the Justice Department to look at what he calls a miscarriage of justice.
As for Justin and Rebecca I belive a miscarriage is probably in the cards, but the secret of his grades also has to come out soon.
Shayne says: rjw. progressive, the diagnosis for miscarriage is “spontaneous abortion”.
When even a miscarriage is memorialized in such a kind manner, it makes sorrow easier to bear.
You might want to consider that anywhere between 10-25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, some even occur before the woman knows she is pregnant, so I could argue that your God is the biggest abortion provider in town, and one that forces woman to have them.
She was also "deeply hurt" when Meadow's death was described as a miscarriage when her appeal to stay was being considered.
For example, suppose a woman has had a series of miscarriages but continues to try to carry a pregnancy to term knowing that the probability of another miscarriage is high.
I had a late term miscarriage, and um I didn't know how to handle it.
Diego's wife later had two other pregnancies, both of which failed in miscarriage, "from which we are truly in a state of disconsolation, so that all that we have earned [here] gives us no joy in that God has not given us any heirs."
Under the statute, the only legal medical "abortion" or "miscarriage" is a spontaneous abortion.