English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "fail"

Don't blame your failure on your teacherIf you don't study harder, you will probably fail your test.

Don't blame your failure on your teacher. You know it is simply because you didn't do the work.

The Conservative party failed to win a single seat in Ontario in last month's federal election.

She has tried to quit smoking on a number of occasions, but always fails completely.

Unfortunately, the government has again failed in its attempts to increase taxes for the wealthy.

A bomb was discovered by a passenger on a crowded bus, but luckily it failed to explode.

Most of our crops have failed this year due to poor weather.

Boswell's third attempt at the jump ended in failure, and he had to settle for the bronze medal.

Their marriage has been a failure from the day they came back from their honeymoon.

I have lots of success in business, but after two divorces, feel that I am a failure in my personal life.

Lloyd Jones once remarked that the men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed.

George Washington Carver once observed that ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.

Homer Simpson once said to his children, Kids, you tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.

There is a Saudi Arabian proverb which states that men learn little from success, but much from failure.

There is an Estonian proverb which states that if the bread in the oven is a failure, you lose a week; if the harvest is a failure, you lose a year; but if your marriage is a failure, you lose a life.

In 1739, nearly 500,000 people died in Ireland due to the widespread crop failure of potatoes.

Laptop computers get bumped around too much, which makes them around 30 percent more likely to fail than a computer that stays in one place.

In Israel, failure to stop at traffic lights results in a fine of about $625.

Thomas Edison once remarked, I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.

Discussion question: What have you personally learned from failure in the past?


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