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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 ?
No pins were ever stuck into their cotton vitals, no harsh words or blows were ever given them, no neglect ever saddened the heart or the most repulsive, but all were fed and clothed, nursed and caressed with an affection which never failed.
Once he touched and half lifted the white sheet that covered her, but his courage failed and he, like Doc- tor Reefy, turned and went out of the room.
Damon, and for one of the very few times in his life his language failed him.
Pontellier to define to his own satisfaction or any one else's wherein his wife failed in her duty toward their children.
In such cases he made use of English, broken and imperfect, but sufficiently intelligible, and which he rendered so mild and musical, by his deep, guttural voice, that it never failed to cause both ladies to look up in admiration and astonishment.
On my occasional visits to the town aforesaid, I seldom failed to turn down Pyncheon Street, for the sake of passing through the shadow of these two antiquities, --the great elm-tree and the weather-beaten edifice.
This figure of tile study and the cloister, as Hester Prynne's womanly fancy failed not to recall, was slightly deformed, with the left shoulder a trifle higher than the right.
that I could succeed where many another girl might have failed.
Nor have Gall and his disciple Spurzheim failed to throw out some hints touching the phrenological characteristics of other beings than man.
If a hermit could survive a wash, and that failed to convince a duke, give him up, let him alone.
It is the way of the Alps to deliver death to their victims with a merciful swiftness, but here the rule failed.
But now, this thing had actually and unquestionably failed.