The awful part of such thinking is the failure of the imagination.
All my dreams involve me being pursued and declared a failure.
This is a story about learning to face loss and failure—if not with grace or composure, then at least with personal integrity.
Perhaps this isn't a cunning strategy, but the failure to form one.
“I felt like a failure for being sick,” she said, deflating for a moment over her Irish coffee.
But let me say to you very kindly but very plainly your life thus far is a failure.
They considered civilisation a failure because it was killing off all the big game.
For Old Eli had been a failure, a flat, appalling, stupefying failure.
There could not be a giving up—and there must not be failure.
The thought of the loss of the gold was forgotten in his disappointment at failure.
failure fail·ure (fāl'yər)
The inability to function or perform satisfactorily.
The inability of a system or system component to perform a required function within specified limits. A failure may be produced when a fault is encountered.