miscarriage

Part of speech: noun

A premature birth.

Part of speech: noun

Failure to reach an expected conclusion.

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Usage examples "miscarriage":

  1. I had before my eye so many critical adventures ended in miscarriage, that caution was forced upon me. - "Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare", D. Nichol Smith.
  2. The papers have had articles about it, too, and the affair has been called 'A Miscarriage of Justice. - "The Day of Judgment", Joseph Hocking.
  3. The slightest accident to our engine, however, or a miscarriage in any part of our program, would have completely changed the conditions. - "Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War", Various.