One third of Asian-American public high-school students drop out or fail to graduate on time.
Even if a few well-meaning insiders try, their efforts will fail.
Eventually, their bad ideas will fail, because they are wrong.
Many in Pakistan believe NATO is bound to fail in Afghanistan.
For that, we need great mentoring resources, an eagerness to fail and learn from those failures, and an awful lot of time.
Could any woman who knew Petersburg, fail to know Stevan Lallovich?
And they did not fail to recognize the peril in which they were.
A clumsy device, but one that does not often fail of its effect.
It seemed unbelievable that he could fail after all that work!
This caused our Pilgrims to hasten, that they might not fail to see them.
early 13c., from Old French falir (11c., Modern French faillir) "be lacking, miss, not succeed," from Vulgar Latin *fallire, from Latin fallere "to trip, cause to fall;" figuratively "to deceive, trick, dupe, cheat, elude; fail, be lacking or defective." Related: Failed; failing. Replaced Old English abreoðan.