- 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.
"The democratic society that Alexis de Tocqueville described in the 1830s was still aborning in the 1780s."
- Joseph J. Ellis, The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789