abortively


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a·bor·tive

 (ə-bôr′tĭv)
adj.
1. Failing to accomplish an intended objective; fruitless: an abortive attempt to conclude the negotiations.
2. Biology Partially or imperfectly developed: an abortive organ.
3. Causing or meant to cause abortion; abortifacient.

a·bor′tive·ly adv.
a·bor′tive·ness n.
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abortively

(əˈbɔːtɪvlɪ)
adv
unsuccessfully
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Adv.1.abortively - in an unfruitful mannerabortively - in an unfruitful manner    
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abortively

[əˈbɔːtɪvlɪ] ADV [try, attempt] → en vano
the negotiations ended abortivelylas negociaciones fracasaron
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abortively

adv endergebnislos
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But the fact is that Afghanistan and Iran abortively and shamefully support terrorist India and Israel.
'The rulers are not even listening to our problems let alone trying to solve them,' grumbles a farmer leader who has been abortively trying to get an appointment with Punjab Governor Muhammad Sarwar for more than a month.
He claimed that PTI government showed utterly poor performance in energy sector and littered Peshawar with dust while abortively copying Punjab in metro bus project.
Due to unforeseen needs, programs intended for high-intensity conflicts were abortively ended and ultimately yielded little to nothing.
Instead of calling it day he tried to buy abortively extension in his life by sacrificing black goats every week.
Similarly, mergers occurred in New South Wales (NSW) in 2004, Queensland instituted amalgamation in 2007, the Northern Territory underwent wholesale consolidation in 2008, and more recently Western Australia abortively attempted to forcibly merge councils in Greater Perth.