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unsuccessfulness

Definitions

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  • n. The state or condition of being unsuccessful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being unsuccessful.

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Examples

  • He admitted that the unsuccessfulness of his enterprise might have been his own fault because he had never spent

    Descartes and the Pineal Gland

  • Whoever considers the revolutions of learning, and the various questions of greater or less importance, upon which wit and reason have exercised their powers, must lament the unsuccessfulness of enquiry, and the slow advances of truth, when he reflects, that great part of the labour of every writer is only the destruction of those that went before him.

    Preface to Shakespeare

  • And on this theme their wits are wonderfully luxuriant, and they are full of rhetorical strains to set out the unsuccessfulness and fruitlessness of the blood of Christ in respect of the most for whom it was shed, with the perishing of bought, purged, reconciled sinners.

    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ

  • Custine was accused of harshness, of unskilfulness, perfidiousness; accused of many things: found guilty, we may say, of one thing, unsuccessfulness.

    The French Revolution

  • That God's denial of such a disposition of soul, such a perceiving heart, does certainly infer the unsuccessfulness of all the means of grace.

    Sermons Preached Upon Several Occasions. Vol. VI.

  • Now that God pitched upon this way, after the world had sadly experienced the unsuccessfulness of the other, seems to be a very good evidence that this was the better and more secure way; it being the usual method of the Divine dispensations not to go backward, but to move towards perfection, and to proceed from that which is less perfect to that which is more.

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 10.

  • Mr. Lloyd, being dissatisfied with the unsuccessfulness of the first search, ordered men to go the next day to seek her with all possible diligence, even four miles every way round London; and in case they did not find her then, he resolved to advertise her immediately in the news papers.

    The Reward of Virtue; or, the History of Miss Polly Graham

  • Whoever considers the revolutions of learning, and the various questions of greater or less importance, upon which wit and reason have exercised their powers, must lament the unsuccessfulness of inquiry, and the slow advances of truth, when he reflects that great part of the labour of every writer is only the destruction of those that went before him.

    The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 05 Miscellaneous Pieces

  • The unsuccessfulness of these attempts against the church; for, 1.

    Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume VI (Acts to Revelation)

  • Another reason, or cause, which you call an immediate one, of the unsuccessfulness of the gospel, is 'men's [strange and] unaccountable mistaking the design of it, -- not to say worse, as to conceive no better of it, than as a science, and a matter of speculation,'

    Works of John Bunyan — Volume 02

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