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- n. Lack of success.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of being successless; want of success.
successless + -ness (Wiktionary)
Whence, instead of being endeared to God, their contrivance is that of Mic.vi. 6, 7; and upon a conviction of the successlessness of any such attempts, they cry out, "Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings?"