"You mean, Henry, that you have failed
?" For that was a word too familiar in New York not to be understood even by the ladies.
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!
I do really delight in your society, and I only want to show you that I contended for a principle." It may be imagined whether I resisted this appeal or failed
to accompany him again, hand in hand, to the schoolroom.
Lecount had succeeded in imposing on Miss Garth; and would, in any event, still declare, on the evidence of his own eyes, that the test by the marks on the neck had utterly failed
. Miss Vanstone, the elder, whose unexpected presence at Aldborough might have done wonders -- whose voice in the hall at North Shingles, even if she had been admitted no further, might have reached her sister's ears and led to instant results -- Miss Vanstone, the elder, was out of the country, and was not likely to return for a month at least.
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!
"How can I?" asked the boy, "when all my attempts to save my dear uncle have failed
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.