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The decline of Jacobitism left Charles making futile attempts to enlist assistance, and another abortive plot to raise support in England.
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ctor Abel Gance himself referred to the film as "an abortive work" ruined by the producer taking the film away from him so he
could edit it himself.
Central Intelligence Agency in the preparation
for the abortive Bay of Pigs Invasion of Cuba, permitting its bases to be used for training and staging areas.
Violations of those conditions by Azerbaijan culminated in an abortive rebellion in March 1920. In retribut on, the Azerbaijani forces burned the beautiful city of Shushi, hanged Bishop Vahan, and mass
acred much of the population.
In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Mayor Heather Fargo made several abortive attempts to provide taxpayer financing of a new sports arena for the Maloof brothers, owners of the Sacramento kings NBA Basketball franchise.
Just before the invasion of Poland in August 1939 one of the officers involved in the abortive putsch of September 1938 wrote in a letter to his wife: "We believe we will make quick work of the Poles, and in truth, we are delighted at the prospect.
The events which motivated some supporters of emigration
included an abortive slave rebellion headed by Gabriel Prosser in 1800, and a rapid increase in the number of free African-Americans in the United States which was perceived by some to be alarming.
After an abortive stage appearance of his own and a brief resumption of his mental illness in which he assaults a man in the street, 'Smith' escapes to a small villag
e named Beachings Over.
Susanoo investigated the creature, and after an abortive encounter he returned with a plan to defeat it.
On 13 December 1967, he was forced to flee the country following an abortive counter-coup against the junta, although he remained de jure head of state until 1 June 1973, when the junta abolished the monarchy and declared a republic.
Ethics of preventing implantation The intention of a woman to prevent pregnancy is an important factor in whether or not the act of contraception is seen as abortive by some pro-life groups.
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