not yet born; yet to come; future: unborn generations.
not yet delivered; still existing in the mother's womb: an unborn baby.
existing without birth or beginning.
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How to use unborn in a sentence
Because, see, Igarashi’s mother and father not only surfed in Japan before moving to the United States but also claim to have moved precisely to give their unborn child the best possible shot at becoming a professional surfer.
It’s a moderately effective horror movie with a much better, creepier and more nuanced one nestled invisibly alongside, the unborn twin ghost of a movie that might have been.False Positive Strives for Elevated Pregnancy Horror But Misses the Mark | Stephanie Zacharek | June 25, 2021 | Time
No polio worries, no damage to unborn children from viruses such as measles.
That’s what some are wondering about after a model from his hit MTV series Wild N’ Out shared the name she has in mind for her unborn son, and Cannon was the surname.Lucky Number 7: Is Nick Cannon Having Another Baby? | Victoria Uwumarogie | May 21, 2021 | Essence.com
The “sanctuary city for the unborn” movement, which borrows from the language of the movement for the rights of undocumented immigrants, began in 2019.Voters declare Lubbock, Tex., a ‘sanctuary for the unborn’ in effort to ban abortions | Brittany Shammas | May 5, 2021 | Washington Post
There is this trinity of female mourning: for your grandmother, your mother, and your unborn daughter.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life | David Yaffe | December 6, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The letter attacks Braley for having “willingly voted for extreme measures that threaten the lives of unborn children.”
They fear for their unborn child, a baby girl who will be born into a family with no belongings, no money, and little food.Church Bells Fall Silent in Mosul as Iraq’s Christians Flee | Andrew Doran, Drew Bowling | June 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Zaun, who was starting to look like the favorite, took the stage to cheers and vowed “I will spill my blood to save the unborn.”
He understood that her unborn child was at the center of her struggle.Tupac and Murray Kempton: The Godfather Who Wore Tweed | Michael Daly | June 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I seemed to be a creature out of a remote unborn age, centuries hence, and even that was as real as the rest!A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Complete | Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
And if you knew the mystery of the building up—why, the growth of an unborn child is more wonderful than you can conceive.The Creators | May Sinclair
Gilliatt had discovered this, although he knew nothing of the dead Vitruvius or of the still unborn Weston.Toilers of the Sea | Victor Hugo
His first feeling now was one of pity for the untimely fate of these gentle ewes and their unborn lambs.Far from the Madding Crowd | Thomas Hardy
The sky was leaden, lowering, sinister, pregnant with unborn snow.A German Pompadour | Marie Hay
British Dictionary definitions for unborn
not yet born or brought to birth
still to come in the future: the unborn world
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