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Definition of Misbirth
1. an abortion [n -S] - See also: abortion
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misbirth
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Literary usage of Misbirth
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"The act of bestowing improperly or inappropriately. Thou blasphemous, scandalous misbirth of nature. ..."
2. Darkwater: Voices from Within the Veil by William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1920)
"They deny my right to live and be and call me misbirth! My word is to them mere bitterness and my soul, pessimism. And yet as they preach and strut and ..."
3. The Works of Thomas Carlyle: (complete). by Thomas Carlyle (1897)
"Thou blasphemous scandalous misbirth of Nature, is not even that the kindest thing I can do for thee, if thou repent not and alter, in the name of Allah? ..."
4. Plutarch's Lives: Tr. from the Original Greek: with Notes Critical and by Plutarch (1804)
"... Ventidius to Rome, to enjoy the reward of his merit in a triumph, a was the only general that ever triumphed over the Par- thians. misbirth was ..."