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fail

Education a failure to attain the required standard, as in an examination
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Other people fail, and keep their houses, and furniture, and carriages, and such other things.
"But if you fail? You must consider me as well, Martin."
He said he knew he had failed in history and he was born to be a disappointment to his parents and he was going home on the morning train; and it would be easier to be a carpenter than a minister, anyhow.
For the actions of a new prince are more narrowly observed than those of an hereditary one, and when they are seen to be able they gain more men and bind far tighter than ancient blood; because men are attracted more by the present than by the past, and when they find the present good they enjoy it and seek no further; they will also make the utmost defence of a prince if he fails them not in other things.
But this method was a dangerous one, only to be employed when everything else had failed. A word from Passepartout to his master would ruin all.
If he fails he will share the fate of poor Crinkle.
The bare hint that the "pious fraud" might fail after all, if anything happened in the ten days' interval to enlighten Mrs.
Glinda also knew that Ojo would fail to find all the things he sought, so she sent for our Wizard and instructed him what to do.
If the first effort failed, the following efforts were doomed to fail.
This we promptly arranged between us; but when, ten minutes later and in pursuance of our arrangement, we met in the hall, it was only to report on either side that after guarded inquiries we had altogether failed to trace her.
To my surprise she was beautiful; black thoughts had failed to make her expression repulsive, age had failed to wrinkle her satin skin or mar its bloomy freshness.
He appeared to cringe, mute, as if words had failed him through grief; then - bang!