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Monday, July 09, 2007

aborning

\uh-BOR-ning\ , adverb;
1.
While being produced or born.
adjective:
1.
Being produced or born.
Quotes:
In universities at least as much as anywhere else, vast floods of words pour forth to no useful end. Nothing would be lost if they had died aborning.
-- Loren Lomasky, "Talking the talk: Have universities lost sight of why they exist?", Reason, May 2001
In "Base-Ball: How to Become a Player" he expounds on the importance of the sport's vital edges: pickoffs, relay throws, brushback pitches, drawing the infield in or moving it out, hit-and-run plays, signals -- all commonplace today, but in 1888 only aborning.
-- Bryan Di Salvatore, A Clever Base-Ballist
Nine months later, ABC Washington bureau chief George Watson left to join the aborning Cable News Network, taking several staffers with him.
-- Judy Flander, "Catching up with Katie Couric", Saturday Evening Post, September 1, 1992
Origin:
Aborning is derived from a-, "in the act of" + English dialect borning, "birth."
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