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abortive

[ə′bȯrd·iv]
(biology)
Imperfectly formed or developed.
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In the 1960s, Kahane earned a Modern Orthodox rabbinical ordination, got fired from several rabbinical jobs, covered the Yankees for a year as a reporter, abortively moved to Israel and returned unhappily, delivered newspapers, and wrote a column for Brooklyn's Jewish Press.
(58) Contrary to the spirit of Maqasid al Shari'ah as advocated by Ismail al-Faruqi and abortively experimented in Malaysia by Badawi, unchecked syariahization of Malaysia's legal system has continued under Najib's leadership.
Under the instructions of the chief of the Defence Force, Basson weaponised thousands of 120 mm mortars with teargas for use by Jonas Savimbi's National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (Unita) forces that South Africa abortively backed in the 1980s, committing troops and heavy weaponry to fight the Cuban-backed MPLA in Angola.
His lab's Science paper reveals how, during an HIV infection, a protein known as IFI16 senses fragments of HIV DNA in abortively infected immune cells.
To be "constant" to anything--a lover, a moral or intellectual ideal, a sense of self--is simply to be abortively inconstant to it.
Why object (abortively) to Israeli membership in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, when the settlements constitute a negligible portion of Israel's economy and the Palestinian campaign is understood by Israelis to seek to remove their country from the very global standards and legitimacy the Palestinians profess to uphold?