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Definition of "failed" []

  • Having undergone failure: new economic policies intended to replace the failed ones of a past administration. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "failed" in a sentence
  • "But Germany, let us help Lamprecht to say, since he does not himself draw this conclusion, has failed to emerge upon the level of an exalted ecstasy, failed to produce the philosophical, the moral and religious fruit of its new impulses, _failed, in a word, to find its dominant on a high level_, precisely as often the promising individual fails and has expressed his truly great nature in low forms of activity."
  • "SYNOPSIS use Geo:: Coder:: Bing:: Bulk; my $bulk = Geo:: Coder:: Bing:: Bulk-new (key = 'Your Bing Maps key'); my $id = $bulk-upload (\@locations); sleep 30 while $bulk-is_pending; my $data = $bulk-download; my $failed = $bulk-failed;"
  • "Think tanks have flirted with the term "failed state.""