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unborn

[uhn-bawrn] /ʌnˈbɔrn/
adjective
1.
not yet born; yet to come; future:
unborn generations.
2.
not yet delivered; still existing in the mother's womb:
an unborn baby.
3.
existing without birth or beginning.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English unbornen. See un-1, born
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  • It is better to be unborn than untaught, for ignorance is the root of misfortune.
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  • Such cold blooded and sinful genocide of the unborn cannot be allowed to go unchallenged.
  • It leads to higher utility right now, but it would be wrong to impose the opportunity costs on the unborn.
British Dictionary definitions for unborn

unborn

/ʌnˈbɔːn/
adjective
1.
not yet born or brought to birth
2.
still to come in the future: the unborn world
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Word Origin and History for unborn
adj.

Old English unboren "not yet born; stillborn," from un- (1) "not" + born. Cf. Old Frisian unbern, Dutch ongeboren, Old High German ungiporan, German ungeboren.

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