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failed

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

failed

(feɪld)
adj
1. unsuccessful; abortive
2. that has broken down
Translations

failed

[ˈfeɪld] adj [attempt] → raté(e); [coup] → raté(e); [marriage, relationship] → raté(e)

failed

adj attempt, coup, marriage, bidgescheitert; bank, companybankrott; exam candidatedurchgefallen; writer, actorverhindert

failed

[feɪld] adjfallito/a
References in classic literature ?
Well, then, I wouldn't say a word about it--declare nothing, and let 'em find out that you have failed, in the best manner they can.
And I was secretly glad when the markets failed, even if my clothes did go into pawn.
He said he knew he had failed in history and he was born to be a disappointment to his parents and he was going home on the morning train; and it would be easier to be a carpenter than a minister, anyhow.
I have failed at Bombay, and I have failed at Calcutta; if I fail at Hong Kong, my reputation is lost: Cost what it may, I must succeed
It may be imagined whether I resisted this appeal or failed to accompany him again, hand in hand, to the schoolroom.
Lecount might along the course which she had hitherto followed, she failed to see her way through the accumulated obstacles which now barred her advance.
If a hermit could survive a wash, and that failed to convince a duke, give him up, let him alone.
He appeared to cringe, mute, as if words had failed him through grief; then - bang
Ojo did not reply, but he was so dejected that even their arrival at the Emerald City failed to interest him.
Elijah took heart of hope, though he was cast down again when Daylight failed to find another clump of willows.
ABSORBED in herself, Mercy failed to notice the opening door or to hear the murmur of voices in the conservatory.
So you have failed, Countess," her host said, knitting his grey brows at her.