You say failing that to introduce an alternative, in case what you have just said is not possible. Find someone who will let you talk things through, or failing that, write down your thoughts. a fault or weakness
failure to reach a minimum required performance; "his failing the course led to his disqualification"
failure to reach a minimum required performance; "his failing the course led to his disqualification" a flaw or weak point; "he was quick to point out his wife's failings" below acceptable in performance; "received failing grades
A poor Irish Widow went forth with her three children, bare of all resource, to solicit help from the Charitable Establishments of that City. At this Charitable Establishment and then at that she was refused; referred from one to the other, helped by none; — till she had exhausted them all; till her strength and heart failed her: she sank down in typhus-fever.
If a business, organization, or system fails, it becomes unable to continue in operation or in existence. So far this year, 104 banks have failed. a failed hotel business Who wants to buy a computer from a failing company?
To be wanting; to fall short; to be or become deficient in any measure or degree up to total absence; to cease to be furnished in the usual or expected manner, or to be altogether cut off from supply; to be lacking; as, streams fail; crops fail
If someone fails in their duty or fails in their responsibilities, they do not do everything that they have a duty or a responsibility to do. If we did not report what was happening in the country, we would be failing in our duty
stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident"
If an activity, attempt, or plan fails, it is not successful. We tried to develop plans for them to get along, which all failed miserably He was afraid the revolution they had started would fail After a failed military offensive, all government troops and police were withdrawn from the island. succeed
A transaction between two municipal securities brokers or dealers on which delivery does not take place on the settlement date A transaction in which a dealer has yet to deliver securities is referred to as a "fail to deliver;" a transaction in which a dealer has not yet received securities is referred to as a "fail to receive "
get worse; "Her health is declining" stop operating or functioning; "The engine finally went"; "The car died on the road"; "The bus we travelled in broke down on the way to town"; "The coffee maker broke"; "The engine failed on the way to town"; "her eyesight went after the accident" prove insufficient; "The water supply for the town failed after a long drought" disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake; "His sense of smell failed him this time"; "His strength finally failed him"; "His children failed him in the crisis" become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close; "The toy company went bankrupt after the competition hired cheap Mexican labor"; "A number of banks failed that year" fall short in what is expected; "She failed in her obligations as a good daughter-in-law"; "We must not fail his obligation to the victims of the Holocaust" fail to get a passing grade; "She studied hard but failed nevertheless"; "Did I fail the test?" judge unacceptable; "The teacher failed six students" be unsuccessful; "Where do today's public schools fail?"; "The attempt to rescue the hostages failed miserably" fail to do something; leave something undone; "She failed to notice that her child was no longer in his crib"; "The secretary failed to call the customer and the company lost the account" be unable; "I fail to understand your motives
If a quality or ability that you have fails you, or if it fails, it is not good enough in a particular situation to enable you to do what you want to do. For once, the artist's fertile imagination failed him Their courage failed a few steps short and they came running back
Make the pattern fail on this occasion When a pattern fails, it means that the pattern was not truly available The calling routines in the compiler will try other strategies for code generation using other patterns Failure is currently supported only for binary (addition, multiplication, shifting, etc ) and bitfield (extv, extzv, and insv) operations
If you fail to do something that you were trying to do, you are unable to do it or do not succeed in doing it. The Workers' Party failed to win a single governorship He failed in his attempt to take control of the company Many of us have tried to lose weight and failed miserably The truth is, I'm a failed comedy writer really. succeed
If someone fails a test, examination, or course, they perform badly in it and do not reach the standard that is required. I lived in fear of failing my end-of-term exams. pass Fail is also a noun. It's the difference between a pass and a fail
Generate an unsuccessful result for a check, saving throw, or other determination involving a die roll In some cases, consequences for failure are listed in individual check descriptions (For example, falling is the penalty for failing a Climb check by more than 5 points ) In general, characters may take <<20>> to ensure success on checks that list no penalties for failure, or simply retry such checks as many times as desired See also spell failure
A situation where either the seller fails to deliver the security in proper form or the buyer fails to deliver funds in the proper form on settlement date As long as the fail exists, the seller will not be paid
If something fails, it stops working properly, or does not do what it is supposed to do. The lights mysteriously failed, and we stumbled around in complete darkness In fact many food crops failed because of the drought
If something such as your health or a physical quality is failing, it is becoming gradually weaker or less effective. He was 58, and his health was failing rapidly An apparently failing memory is damaging for a national leader
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