non-fulfilment love


from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Neglect or failure to fulfil: as, the non-fulfilment of a promise or bargain.


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  • I was promised a Port by the Company for my money, and I intend to protest against receiving any Sections of land on this coast, and to bring an action against the Company for their non-fulfilment of the contract between us, I claiming a return of my money paid to them, together with every expence to which I have been put, and damages of all sorts which the law will allow.

    New Letters from Charles Brown to Joseph Severn

  • The proprietors of this little work having determined on reprinting it, some explanation seems called for, to account for the non-appearance of a third part promised in the London Magazine of December last; and the more so because the proprietors, under whose guarantee that promise was issued, might otherwise be implicated in the blame — little or much — attached to its non-fulfilment.

    Confessions of an English Opium-Eater

  • All Cossacks make their own wine, and drunkenness is not so much a general tendency as a rite, the non-fulfilment of which would be considered apostasy.

    The Cossacks

  • "By supporting the electoral process in Zambia, the EU is demonstrating its preparedness to walk that necessary extra mile despite the obvious non-fulfilment by the government of obligations under the financing agreement," the statement said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Similarly, the poor execution and non-fulfilment of housing contracts is a source of significant concern, as is ... the non - or under-recovery of rates and taxes."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It is too long a time for the non-fulfilment of the decisions of the United Nations.


  • But the reproach of non-fulfilment of the trust committed to them will rest upon "the next ages" no longer; for the edition which is now in course of publication amply redeems the faults of those that have preceded it, and is such a one as Bacon himself might have approved.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 03, No. 18, April, 1859

  • This supposes, naturally, that non-fulfilment of obligations is due on our part to unwillingness -- a positive refusal, or its equivalent, wilful neglect, to undo the wrongs committed.

    Explanation of Catholic Morals A Concise, Reasoned, and Popular Exposition of Catholic Morals

  • Kind words would cost the master nothing, and he could easily put off any non-fulfilment upon the overseer.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 87, January, 1865

  • One of the conditions under which the colony entered the dominion was the speedy construction of the Canadian Pacific railway, and in 1876 the non-fulfilment of this promise and the apparent indifference of the government at Ottawa to the representations of British Columbia created [v. 04 p. 0601] strained relations, which were only ameliorated when the construction of a transcontinental road was begun.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3 "Brescia" to "Bulgaria"


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