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Miscarry meaning

miscarry - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. Miscarriage.
  2. 2. To fail; be unsuccessful; fail to arrive; bring forth prematurely.

miscarry - examples of usage

  1. He speaks in the preface to the Complete Tradesman of unfortunate creatures who have blown themselves up in trade, whether " for want of wit or from too much wit;" but lest he should be supposed to allude to his own misfortunes, he does not say that he miscarried himself, but that he " had seen in a few years' experience many young tradesmen miscarry." - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
  2. I had come so successfully to this point that I was resolved, if my hopes were to miscarry, the misfortune should not be owing to want of vigilance on my part; and there happened an incident which inevitably tended to sharpen my watchfulness, though I was perfectly conscious there was a million to one against its occurring a second time. - "The Frozen Pirate", W. Clark Russell.
  3. And should the Lacedaemonians miscarry in this, they would fall upon your land, and upon those left of your allies whom Brasidas did not reach; and instead of places which are not yours, you will have to fight for your own country and your own confederacy. - "The History of the Peloponnesian War", Thucydides.
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