VOCATIONS FOR THE IMPRACTICAL Herbert Spencer felt that he was a complete and utter failure as a civil engineer, but he made a magnificent success as a scientist, essayist, and philosopher.
Judge Elbert H. Gary was far from being a failure as a lawyer.
Thus (for example) a temporary hardware failure is a loss, but bugs in an important tool (like a compiler) are serious lossage.
Failures of any kind were dangerous things to countenance.
Babe Ruth was a failure as a tailor.
Hawthorne was a failure as a Custom House clerk when he wrote the "Scarlet Letter."
Theodore Roosevelt was a failure as a cowboy in North Dakota and gave up his frontiering because of it.
For example, ANI failures in the originating offices would be a responsibility of the SCC.
In those branches of business which cannot be transacted without gold and silver money, it appears, that they can always find the necessary quantity of those metals; and if they frequently do not find it, their failure is generally the effect, not of their necessary poverty, but of their unnecessary and excessive enterprise.
But the more carefully and exactly these are made, the more badly they fit and the worse failure is the whole design, unless the spaces intended for them in the marble are likewise cut and prepared with nicety and accuracy.
STARVED BY HIS HANDS, ENRICHED BY HIS HEAD Robert Burns was a failure as plowman and farmer.
Moreover, *this failure to recall is a substitution for each other of the many tanti quanti that we take up in our daily routine.
And its failure to do so would be an objection if the compound were the end of the work and were to be used in itself.
The miserable failure of Dryden in his attempt to translate into his own diction some parts of the 'Paradise Lost' is a remarkable instance of this."
When a new problem comes, instead of looking upon it as something to be achieved, the man or woman without courage looks for reasons why it cannot be done and failure is naturally the almost inevitable result.
Pestilence is a calamity; a defeat in battle, a shipwreck, or a failure in business is a disaster; sickness or loss of property is a misfortune; failure to meet a friend is a mischance; the breaking of a teacup is a mishap.
39.14 A Forecast of the Next WarThe failure to produce a more satisfactory world settlement in 1919-20 was, we have suggested, a symptom of an almost universal intellectual and moral lassitude resulting from the overstrain of the Great War.