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Most people who try to lose weight fail dismally.
They have failed to come up with any practical solutions.
He failed in his attempt to get compensation.
Attempts to revive him failed.
It looks as if the negotiations are going to fail.
He failed to come home at the usual time.
The government is failing in its duty to protect people.
He felt he had failed his team-mates.
The political system has failed us.
The new plane failed a safety test.
She failed all her exams.
I failed on the written part of my driving test.
Examiners failed nearly 30% of the candidates.
The brakes failed and the van crashed into a tree.
If interest rates go up, more small businesses will fail.
At the last minute, her courage failed her.