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  • n  an act that fails
    his failure to pass the test
  • n  an event that does not accomplish its intended purpose
    the surprise party was a complete failure
  • n  lack of success
    he felt that his entire life had been a failure
    that year there was a crop failure
  • n  a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently
  • n  an unexpected omission
    he resented my failure to return his call
    the mechanic's failure to check the brakes
  • n  inability to discharge all your debts as they come due
    fraudulent loans led to the failure of many banks
  • n  loss of ability to function normally
    kidney failure

  • The failure investigation began immediately and continued until around June 1995.
  • Soon after the failure investigation began, Hughes provided the State Department a satellite debris recovery plan for the failure.
  • The situation in Afghanistan is serious and growing worse and without more boots on the ground the United States risks failure in a war it's been waging since shortly after the .
News & Articles


  • Barack Obama in BusinessWeek
    Our failure to act responsibly at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others,Obama said at a Rose Garden naturalization ceremony for 24 members of the US military. "That includes, for example, the recent...
  • Mark Sanford in New York Daily News
    I want to take full responsibility for the moral failure that led us to this tragic point. Jenny is a great person, and has been a remarkable wife, mother and First Lady,Sanford said at the time.

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