And when he failed, the whole system was destined to fail, because he was the system.
Instead, the banks have only become bigger, he notes, and more certain that the government will consider them to big to fail.
It will be difficult, this new life of yours, you think as you try, and fail, not to spill chicken soup on the bedclothes.
Even if a few well-meaning insiders try, their efforts will fail.
He became delirious, his heartbeat grew ragged, his blood teemed with the virus, and his lungs, liver and kidneys began to fail.
Could any woman who knew Petersburg, fail to know Stevan Lallovich?
God helping me, I will not fail them, if they will but counsel and sustain me!
A clumsy device, but one that does not often fail of its effect.
If an increase of power was needed to secure this, they would not fail to ask it.
This caused our Pilgrims to hasten, that they might not fail to see them.
early 13c., from Old French falir (11c., Modern French faillir) "be lacking, miss, not succeed," from Vulgar Latin *fallire, from Latin fallere "to trip, cause to fall;" figuratively "to deceive, trick, dupe, cheat, elude; fail, be lacking or defective." Related: Failed; failing. Replaced Old English abreoðan.