Fred has a similarly single-minded approach to keeping his pub from failing, and a growing animosity toward his competition.
Annie Lee Cooper, well played by Winfrey, is shown trying but failing to register to vote.
The World Economic Forum has given Mexico a failing market concentration score of 3.5 out of 7.
Right now, however, government is perceived as failing on both scores.
In Congress, top Democrats blame House Republicans for failing to pass a continuing resolution to keep the government running.
"This is their misfortune or failing, not the fault of the system," returned Ida.
We visited him at Winchester, and found him sorely old and with failing wits.
In 1876, he entered the ministry of the Baptist church but on account of failing health was compelled to leave the work.
Since we cannot reach all of them this week, we must try to reach seven; and failing in that, suppose we say one?
If I am neglecting my lawful opportunities, if I am failing to see wisely and correctly, I shall be grateful for counsel.
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.