Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having undergone failure: new economic policies intended to replace the failed ones of a past administration.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of fail.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. unsuccessful. Opposite of successful.

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Examples

  • But Germany, let us help Lamprecht to say, since he does not himself draw this conclusion, has failed to emerge upon the level of an exalted ecstasy, failed to produce the philosophical, the moral and religious fruit of its new impulses, _failed, in a word, to find its dominant on a high level_, precisely as often the promising individual fails and has expressed his truly great nature in low forms of activity.

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  • Think tanks have flirted with the term "failed state."

    Amid Murders, Mexico Quietly Thrives

  • "In contrast to last year when the title was consistently in the top 20 on Amazon.com throughout the holiday season at full price, this year the title failed to crack the top 100 until the recent price cut."

    THQ Warns of Poor uDraw Tablet Sales

  • The label failed to keep up with changing tastes, amassed debt and slid into crisis — well before the global financial crisis.

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  • The word failed to make it to the people as the squall stalled over the city just past midnight.

    Storm Warning

  • Here, then, is ample proof that a copy of this book was known to Hervas in 1785, and the only information which his loose transcription of the title failed to give was that the volume was "corrected by members of the orders," that it was printed with license, and that it was printed at San Gabriel.

    Doctrina Christiana The first book printed in the Philippines, Manila, 1593.

  • Los Angeles - Dr. Dr. sued the new iteration of Death Row Records on Thursday claiming the label failed to pay royalties and released a new version of his iconic album

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  • LOS ANGELES (AP) - Dr. Dr. sued the new iteration of Death Row Records on Thursday claiming the label failed to pay royalties and released a new version of his iconic album

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  • LOS ANGELES - Dr. Dr. sued the new iteration of Death Row Records on Thursday claiming the label failed to pay royalties and released a new version of his iconic album "The Chronic" without his permission.

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