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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of fail.
  • n. Plural form of fail.


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  • Most American blacks have a far more attenuated connection to their African ancestors, and this country being both a cultural melting pot and a nation fascinated with racial and ethnic categorizations, the term fails to define our experience accurately.

    Don’t Bring Home a White Boy

  • But all those other extras will never be seen if the search engine doesn't find your article because the title fails to use the essential keywords.

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  • This partial obscuring of the label fails to conform to the requirements of the federal motor vehicle safety standard for child restraint systems.

    Graco car seat recalled: Pillow blocks airbag warning

  • Anyone, like you, who is an atheist understands that the term fails to convey anything about us other than our position towards one existential proposition.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Atheism and Proselytization:

  • Not only does this creepy bit of newspeak offend the critical mind, but it does a severe injustice to the audience, because the term fails to adequately describe the event. 2004 »Mayıs»

  • If the title fails to convey accurately the contents of the present work, perhaps it is because that title was once intended for another.

    The Soul of Translation

  • But such a phrase fails to do justice to the glory of human nature.


  • The title fails to convey the idea of a free and sovereign people, and we are always disposed to regard it as the possible province of some annexing neighbour.

    Roumania Past and Present

  • The term fails to distinguish between traits which are actually inherited, and modifications acquired during prenatal life.

    Applied Eugenics


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