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I’m too proud to admit failure.
The failure of the talks has made the situation worse.
Their first attempt to climb Everest ended in failure.
She is depressed by her continued failure to find a job.
Failure to comply with the rules can result in expulsion.
He was angry about the failure of the U.N. to intervene in the crisis.
The crash seems to have been caused by an engine failure.
He died from liver failure.
a failure of imagination
This is the American English definition of failure. View British English definition of failure.