falling short of success or achievement in something expected, desired, etc.: bad memories from a failed relationship; a failed attempt to save his daughter.
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How to use failed in a sentence
She’s as indifferent to facts as Sarah Palin, whose political power after the failed 2008 vice presidential bid helped give tailwinds to the Tea Party revolution of 2010.Marjorie Taylor Greene Isn't a Fluke—She Might Be the Future | Philip Elliott | November 17, 2021 | Time
Since the 1990 qualifying cycle, the only time they had earned fewer than four was in the failed 2018 campaign.Gregg Berhalter and the USMNT looked headed for disaster. Instead, they proved they could adjust. | Steven Goff | September 9, 2021 | Washington Post
Just as a doomsday cult continually reworks its calculations to account for failed end of days predictions, QAnon is always moving the goalposts for when its big day will arrive.
He distanced himself from the GOP establishment, saying he’ll never allow the return of “the failed Republican establishment of yesteryear.”Our Way-Too-Early 2024 Republican Presidential Primary Draft | Sarah Frostenson (firstname.lastname@example.org) | March 10, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
Those whose belief in the QAnon conspiracy was shaken by the failed prophecy of Inauguration Day may consider abandoning the group, and online posts suggest at least some members are, but they will need support to really sever their connection.
Ultimately, Gow says, the brothers failed in their efforts to recreate the Auroch.
This is the Mexico that has been called a “failed state” — most recently by Jose “Pepe” Mujica, the president of Uruguay.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting | Ruben Navarrette Jr. | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their first attempt to unseat the House speaker failed miserably, so why not try again?
Apparently, the company “failed to properly test its systems.”
Yet meaningful negotiations to free the hostages have failed to get off the ground.
But with all her advantages Miss Solomonson failed with the old lord, and she abuses him to this day.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
This was my sincere endeavor, in those many discourses I had with that monarch, although it unfortunately failed of success.Gulliver's Travels | Jonathan Swift
He failed to see that this man had suffered bitterly through his evil machinations.The Homesteader | Oscar Micheaux
History gives them scant notice, and the Federal government has failed to reward them as they deserve.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
Probably his Private Secretary, considering you a new man, will have failed to furnish the necessary information.