Definition of Misborn

1. a. Born to misfortune.



Definition of Misborn

1. Adjective. (rare) Born prematurely; abortive. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: pejorative now rare) Of low birth, illegitimate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Misborn

1. abortive [adj] - See also: abortive

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Misborn

misbid
misbidding
misbileve
misbill
misbilled
misbilling
misbills
misbind
misbinding
misbinds
misbirth
misbirths
misbode
misboden
misbore
misborn (current term)
misborne
misbound
misbrand
misbranded
misbrander
misbranders
misbranding
misbrands
misbuild
misbuilding
misbuilds
misbuilt

Literary usage of Misborn

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1. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, Thomas Raynesford Lounsbury (1903)
"... and uncon- ninge, / ye have misborn yow and trespassed un-to me; / yet, for as much as I see and ..."

2. The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches by William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1907)
"I hurried by the cottage of the misborn Neill boys. It was empty, and they were grown into fat, lazy farm-hands. I saw the home of the Hick- mans, ..."

3. A Glossary of Liturgical and Ecclesiastical Terms by Frederick George Lee (1877)
"misborn.—Born to evil. MISCHNA. —1. The text of the Jewish Talmud. 2. The ancient code of the Jewish civil and common law, or an explanatory comment on the ..."

4. The Writings in Prose and Verse of Rudyard Kipling by Rudyard Kipling (1899)
"Come back, and put me on your neck, misborn Mountain. Return, Splendour of the Hillsides. Adornment or all India, heave to, or I'll bang every toe off your ..."

5. The Harleian Miscellany: Or, A Collection of Scarce, Curious, and by William Oldys, John Malham (1810)
"Behold, ye misborn elves of Lucifer, your impious actions; in this very thing ye join yourselves unto Apollyon, ye in- camp against God that made you, ..."

6. The Gentleman's Magazine (1877)
"... and their might; The misborn head of Mordred, sad as night, With cold waste cheeks and eyes as keen as pain, And the close angry lips of Agravaine ..."

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