All my dreams involve me being pursued and declared a failure.
But he has not launched a huge, historic initiative on which history has slammed the sarcophagus lid screaming “failure!”
The awful part of such thinking is the failure of the imagination.
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.