- in birth; before being carried out: The scheme died aborning.
- being born; coming into being, fruition, realization, etc.: A new era of architecture is aborning.
Origin of aborning
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And green things died and shriveled, aborning: The desert was dotted with dead cattle.Still Jim
Honor Willsie Morrow
- US while being born, developed, or realized (esp in the phrase die aborning)
C20: from a- ² + borning, from born
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Word Origin and History for aborning
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