Usage examples for failed

  1. He had not failed her. – The Rosary by Florence L. Barclay
  2. After they were gone my mind run upon having them called back again, and I sent a messenger to Blackwall, but he failed. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  3. I'll 'phone you when the house is taken, and if you don't hear from me again, why, you'll know the plan has failed and I'm a prisoner. – The Last Shot by Frederick Palmer
  4. If he failed ... – A Mere Accident by George Moore
  5. Don't think you failed, Bart. – The Colors of Space by Marion Zimmer Bradley
  6. And that night, for the first time in many years, the little prayer failed to bring him comfort before he closed his eyes in sleep. – The Poorhouse Waif and His Divine Teacher by Isabel C. Byrum
  7. It was often the case that we both failed in our part and we went down together. – Around The Tea-Table by T. De Witt Talmage
  8. He would succeed where they had failed. – The West Indies and the Spanish Main [1899] by James Rodway
  9. When he died, his work seemed to have failed. – An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707) by Robert S. Rait
  10. But if it failed? – The Plunderer by Roy Norton
  11. And with it all, the whole thing has failed. – The Passenger from Calais by Arthur Griffiths
  12. The dinner failed of the pleasure he had expected from it. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  13. They watched anxiously for Sitting Eagle, but the day ended and he failed to return. – White Otter by Elmer Russell Gregor
  14. You don't really consider that you have failed, do you, Tom? – Tom Swift and his Electric Locomotive or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails by Victor Appleton
  15. The fact is, he said bitterly, that you three have failed to do what you were sent to do. – William Tell Told Again by P. G. Wodehouse
  16. " Yes," said Marion, " and failed." – The Chautauqua Girls At Home by Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
  17. Have I entirely failed? – The Old Stone House by Anne March
  18. But when the moments came in which such confidence might be made, her courage failed her. – The Eustace Diamonds by Anthony Trollope
  19. But he has done a brother's full duty, and he is honestly sorry that he has failed. – Floyd Grandon's Honor by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  20. Now, just where had he failed? – Love and Lucy by Maurice Henry Hewlett