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fay ling

  • n  a flaw or weak point
    he was quick to point out his wife's failings
  • n  failure to reach a minimum required performance
    his failing the course led to his disqualification
  • v  fail to do something; leave something undone
  • v  be unsuccessful
  • v  disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake
  • v  stop operating or functioning
  • v  be unable
  • v  judge unacceptable
  • v  fail to get a passing grade
  • v  fall short in what is expected
  • v  become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close
  • v  prove insufficient
  • v  get worse
  • s  below acceptable in performance
    received failing grades

  • After years of prosperity, Singapore's economic success formula is failingand citizens of the.
  • The gap between rich and poor is growing, and Washington is failing to help: Why We Pay So Much For Drugs The clamor for cheap Canadian imports is becoming a big issue.
News & Articles

  • Release of ‘failing’ schools list delayed
    A list of failing schools under the new Alabama Accountability Act will be released at 10 a.m. Tuesday, according to reports. The list was to have been posted Thursday.
    June 13, 2013 - The Atmore Advance
  • Dominique Blake banned for six years after failing a doping test
    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican 400-meter runner Dominique Blake has been banned from the track for six years after failing a dope test.
    June 13, 2013 - Sports Illustrated
  • List of failing schools will be released next week
    The Alabama Department of Education has delayed today’s scheduled release of a list of public schools that would be considered to be failing under the Alabama Accountability Act. The list will instead be released at 10 a.m. June 18.
    June 13, 2013 - The Tuscaloosa News

  • Muir Russell in USA Today
    Their rigor and honesty as scientists are not in doubt,concluded the third and most comprehensive investigation into the emails. "But we do find that there has been a consistent pattern of failing to display the proper degree of openness."
  • Barack Obama in Northwest Herald
    That's real money, even in Washington,Obama said. "But remember: That's less than we are projected to have spent on the war in Iraq. And also remember: Failing to reform our health care system in a way that genuinely reduces cost growth...
  • Ben Bernanke in TIME
    (WASHINGTON) - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Wednesday that troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are in "no danger of failing."

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