What is the difference between born and borne. Can anyone cite any solid examples?
'Born' means to be brought into the world, e.g. as a baby.
'Borne' is listed in the OED as meaning carried, sustained, or endured. Nowadays it mostly commonly seen in phrases like 'airborne', e.g.
In the 'endured' sense:
There is also a similar word, bourne: this has a totally different meaning, namely, a small stream.
They are both past participles of to bear. However, according to, for example, this source: