deadborn

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deadborn (not comparable)

  1. (dated, rare) Stillborn.
    • 1777, David Hume, Essays Moral, Political, Literary, "My Own Life,"
      Never literary attempt was more unfortunate than my Treatise of Human Nature. It fell dead-born from the press, without reaching such distinction, as even to excite a murmur among the zealots.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 6 - Hades,
      Only a mother and deadborn child ever buried in the one coffin.

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