• WordNet 3.6
    • n miscarriage a natural loss of the products of conception
    • n miscarriage failure of a plan
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Miscarriage Ill conduct; evil or improper behavior; as, the failings and miscarriages of the righteous.
    • Miscarriage The act of bringing forth a child before the time it is viable; a premature birth, resulting in death of the fetus; spontaneous abortion.
    • Miscarriage Unfortunate event or issue of an undertaking; failure to attain a proper or desired result or reach a destination; as, a serious miscarriage of justice. "When a counselor, to save himself,
      Would lay miscarriages upon his prince."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n miscarriage A going wrong; failure of a purposed result; untoward event; mischance: as. the criminal escaped by miscarriage of justice.
    • n miscarriage A wrong or perverse course, as of conduct; improper action or behavior; misdemeanor.
    • n miscarriage In pathology, the act of miscarrying (see miscarry, v. i., 3); properly, untimely delivery before the twenty-eighth week of gestation. See abortion, 1.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Miscarriage mis-kar′ij the act of miscarrying: failure: ill-conduct: the act of bringing forth young prematurely
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In literature:

She then had a spontaneous miscarriage, the fifth since her marriage.
"The Electric Bath" by George M. Schweig
Suckling after conception has taken place is not infrequently a cause of miscarriage.
"The Ladies Book of Useful Information" by Anonymous
After the attempt whose miscarriage I have just related, the demeanour of the Nabob underwent a singular change.
"Athelstane Ford" by Allen Upward
Therefore, Sir, it will concern you to take into your serious consideration your great Miscarriages in this kind.
"State Trials, Political and Social" by Various
For preventing miscarriage and other accidents.
"The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana" by Vatsyayana
Yet it cannot be held that chance was alone responsible for this miscarriage.
"History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)" by Frederick Maurice
I have just had my third miscarriage and been flowing over two weeks and have much pain in back and womb.
"Treatise on the Diseases of Women" by Lydia E. Pinkham
But, very probably, the result is often a miscarriage of justice.
"The Harmsworth Magazine, v. 1, 1898-1899, No. 2" by Various
There seems to be a reason back of such miscarriage of justice.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
Then she was ill, and away for three weeks, she had had a miscarriage.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
I said how surprising this was, for nothing was so rare as a miscarriage by the post.
"The Greville Memoirs" by Charles C. F. Greville
As to miscarriage of the expedition into Mrs. Prichard's territory, he had no misgiving.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
The more he went into the case the deeper became his conviction that a miscarriage of justice had occurred.
"Scotland Yard" by George Dilnot
There have also been one child stillborn and one miscarriage.
"The Social Direction of Evolution" by William E. Kellicott
Such a miscarriage of justice was never heard of!
"A Life Sentence" by Adeline Sergeant
Alas for the miscarriage of such good intentions!
"Geraldine Farrar" by Geraldine Farrar
In the outcome, however, the miscarriage of plans proved truly fortunate.
"A Volunteer with Pike" by Robert Ames Bennet
Unless there were a traitor in very exclusive and carefully guarded councils, there would hardly be a miscarriage of the plans.
"The Key to Yesterday" by Charles Neville Buck
When a miscarriage has taken place, intercourse should not be permitted within a month of the accident.
"What a Young Husband Ought to Know" by Sylvanus Stall
BECK CASE, THE, a celebrated case of mistaken identity, which involved a grave miscarriage of justice.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various

In poetry:

Preserve us, Lord! from harm and ill success,
Mischance, miscarriage, misery, mishap,
Damage, disease, disaster, and distress,
Loss of the road, or any dang'rous scrape.
"The Traveller's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
And there there were no bonds of contract, deed, or marriage,
No oath, nor any form, to make the word more sure,
For no man dreamed of hurt, dishonour, or miscarriage,
Where every thought was truth, and every heart was pure.
"The Land Of Pallas" by Archibald Lampman

In news:

Woman Sues Police Claiming Tasered Arrest Caused Miscarriage .
An Anoka woman who suffered a miscarriage while in the custody of the Anoka County Workhouse on Sunday will remain in the workhouse for now.
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and Miscarriage - part 2.
Did you feel like you had to tune out tales of miscarriage while you were pregnant.
Woman accused in slaying, baby's abduction had recent miscarriage .
The suspect had a miscarriage and wanted a baby to show fiance, authorities say.
Although miscarriages can happen multiple times to a woman, or maybe just once, it doesn't diminish the sort of grief a woman feels.
Bethenny Frankel reveals miscarriage .
Bethenny Frankel opens up about 'rollercoaster of emotions' following miscarriage .
"Bethenny Ever After" star Bethenny Frankel disclosed devastating news on the "Today Show" Monday, when she revealed that she recently suffered a miscarriage .
Reality Star Bethenny Frankel Talks About Miscarriage .
According to the website Baby Center, three out of four women who have had recurrent miscarriages go on to have successful pregnancies, without needing special treatment.
Santorum's wife breaks down discussing miscarriage .
The wounded mother of the youngest victim in the Aurora theater shootings suffered a miscarriage .
Selena Gomez's Mother Suffers Miscarriage .