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Unfathered, fatherless; and hence produced contrary to the course of nature; not to be accounted for: “this abundant issue seemed to me but hope of orphans and u. fruit,” Sonn. 97, 10. “if my dear love were but the child of state, it might for Fortune's bastard be u.” 124, 2 (as not born in the natural way). “the people fear me, for they do observe u. heirs and loathly births of nature,” H4B IV, 4, 122 (== unnatural procreations; cf. Heir. The genitive of nature governed by both the preceding substantives).
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