Definition of miscarry :
1. To bring forth young before the proper time.
2. To carry, or go, wrong; to fail of reaching a destination, or fail of the intended effect; to be unsuccessful; to suffer defeat.
run out, founder, betray, lose, the afterbirth, flush it, languish, abort, go wrong, go bad, break down, thrive, baby shower, arrive, give way, bomb, amniocentesis, fail, neglect, break, birth, conk out, die, bear, slip, antenatal, flunk, backfire, give out, misfire, fizzle, flop, miss, collapse, baby blues, go, amniotic fluid, crash, reproduction, anti-choice
- When we consult only our own policy, and attempt to find a nearer way to good by over- leaping the settled boundaries of right and wrong, we cannot be happy even by success, because we cannot escape the consciousness of our fault; but if we miscarry, the disappointment is irremediably embittered. - "Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia", Samuel Johnson.
- It brought to light and developed many rare and beautiful virtues, but it wanted the most indispensable of all, prudence and moderation, without which any undertaking must miscarry, and all the fruits of the most laborious industry perish. - "The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete", Frederich Schiller.
- M. de Bouillon threw it into the fire, and endeavoured to convince the Duchess of what I had said, that if our preliminaries should succeed we should still stand upon our own bottom, notwithstanding all that the Parliament could do, and that if they did miscarry we should still have the satisfaction of not being the authors of a confusion which would infallibly cover me with shame and ruin, and be an uncertain advantage to the family of De Bouillon. - "The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete", Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz.