How to use Failures in a sentence
But the failures were sporadic only.
Bank failures were numerous and commercial distress widespread.
The crisis was by no means a sudden crash, and even when the failures began to take place they were spread over a period of sixteen weeks.
But in spite of the old man's litany of failures, Dean suspected he was holding back something important.
It is fair to assume that Grant would have followed other unsuccessful generals into retirement, had he not shown that, whatever his mistakes or failures, and whether he was or was not sober and temperate in his habits, he possessed the iron determination and energy which in the eyes of Lincoln and Stanton,' and of the whole Northern people, was the first requisite of their generals.Advertisement
But practically these last three methods are failures.
So far acclimatizers note but few failures; the chief case is that of the salmon.
Lowe was a rather cut-anddry economist, who prided himself that during his four years of office he took twelve millions off taxation; but later opinion has hardly accepted his removal of the shilling registration duty on corn (1869) as good statesmanship, and his failures are remembered rather than his successes.
In the other half of the monarchy (the so-called Cisleithan) this was not possible, and the authority and influence of the emperor were even increased by the contrast with the weaknesses and failures of the parliamentary system.
Though a king, Bruce had not yet a kingdom, and his efforts to obtain it were disastrous failures until after the death of Edward I.Advertisement
Particularly in the first quarter of the 14th century, writers were busy in explaining the causes of the failures of past Crusades, and in laying down the lines along which a new Crusade must proceed.
The cessation of the trade was marked,, however, by hardly any disturbance; there were no local failures,.
Unfortunately his firmness developed into obstinacy, and exhibited itself in continued confidence in officers who had proved to be failures, and in dislike of some of his ablest generals.
But this hopefulness was a shining military quality in the midst of the despondency that settled upon the allied generals after their first failures, and at Balaklava and Inkermann he displayed the promptness and resolution of his youth.
Commodore Sir Home Popham persuaded Sir David to lend him troops for an expedition against Buenos Aires; the successive failures of operations against this place involved the recall of Baird, though on his return home he was quickly re-employed as a divisional general in the Copenhagen expedition of 1807.Advertisement
Extremely pertinacious in this respect, the poet went on attempting to storm the theatre, with assault upon assault, all practically failures until the seventh and last, which was unfortunately posthumous.
In spite of his partial failures, Heraclius must be regarded as one of the greatest of Byzantine emperors, and his early campaigns were the means of saving the realm from almost certain destruction.
Entering the army at seventeen, he left it two years afterwards; and at nineteen he produced Azemire, a two-act drama (acted in 1786), and Edgar, ou le page suppose, a comedy (acted in 1785), which were failures.
The descriptions, though three or four entire failures occurred, were of remarkable accuracy as a rule, and contained facts and incidents unknown to the inquirers, but confirmed as accurate.
On one occasion the scryer could see nothing, "the crystal preserved its natural diaphaneity," as Dr Dee says; and there were failures with two or three inquirers.Advertisement
After wearisome and disheartening failures, embittered by the pain of an internal disease, Wolfe crowned his work by the decisive victory on the Plains of Abraham (13th of September 1759) by which the French permanently lost Quebec. Twice wounded earlier in the fight, he had refused to leave the field, and a third bullet passing through his lungs inflicted a mortal injury.
His military and naval enterprises were for the most part disastrous failures, and in England he was exceedingly unpopular.
Their failures were small compared with those of their contemporaries in England and elsewhere in Europe, and public opinion did not long sustain violent persecution of opinion.
Failures there have been many, and scandals not a few in Benedictine history; but it may be said with truth that there does not appear to have been ever a period of widespread or universal corruption, however much at times and in places primitive love may have waxed cold.
Those localities where chipping was done reveal hundreds of tons of splinters and failures, and these are often counted as ruder implements of an earlier time.Advertisement
The fund became exhausted by many failures, and a free banking law was enacted in 1838.
The Vienna Creditors' Association for the protection of claims in bankruptcies had in 1909- It fresh failures with liabilities of 45, 40 and 43 millions of kronen respectively.
His successes must be set against his failures.
After repeated failures some measure of success was achieved, but not till 1604 did the king make formal submission to the pope.
The first bank of the state was established in 1790, and by 1817 there was one in each of twelve counties and several in Baltimore; in1818-1820and in1837-1839there were several serious bank failures, but there have been no serious failures since.
The Confederate failures of Corinth, Perryville and Antietam were followed by a general advance by the Federals.
At last, after many trials and failures, Grant took a daring step. The troops with their supplies marched round through a network of lakes and streams to a point south of Vicksburg; Admiral Porter's gunboats and the transports along with them "ran" the batteries.
Partial attacks were invariably costly failures.
There were crude medieval notions that fossils were " freaks " or " sports " of nature (lusus naturae), or that they represented failures of a creative force within the earth (a notion of Greek and Arabic origin), or that larger and smaller fossils represented the remains of races of giants or of pygmies (the mythical idea).
After these failures Caesar determined to take no active part in politics for a time, and retraced his steps to the East in order to study rhetoric under Molon, at Rhodes.
But all attempts to harmonize the scheme of dynasties thus ascribed to Berossus with the list given us in the so-called dynastic Tablets discovered by Dr Pinches have been failures.
In the case of quotations we must allow for failures of memory.
Since about 1880 the silk production of the world (including only exports from the East) has more than doubled, the variations owing to partial failures from some countries being more than compensated by increase from others.
Among the natural causes may be classed all failures of crops due to excess or defect of rainfall and other meteorological phenomena, or to the ravages of insects and vermin.
Owing to its tropical situation and its almost entire dependence upon the monsoon rains, India is more liable than any other country in the world to crop failures, which upon occasion deepen into famine.
Between the perhaps excessive admiration of Innocent's biographer, Friedrich von Hurter, and the cooler estimate of a later historian, Felix Rocquain, who, after taking into consideration Innocent's political mistakes, lack of foresight and numerous disappointments and failures, concludes that his reputation has been much exaggerated, it is possible to steer a middle course and form a judgment that is at once impartial and conformable to the historical facts.
Although even good membranes of copper ferrocyanide are rarely perfectly semi-permeable, and in other membranes such as indiarubber, &c., which have been used, the defects from the theoretical values of the equilibrium pressure are very great, yet, in the light of the exact verification of theory given by the experiments described above, it is evident that such failures to reach the limiting value in no wise invalidate the theory of osmotic equilibrium.
Moreover, it was found that all the failures of coagulation occurred when the nucleo-proteid used was obtained from pigmented animals.
When it was derived from albinoes no failures occurred.
The Anglican Church began work in 1890, the work was thoroughly planned, the characteristics of the people were carefully considered, and the successes and failures of other missionfields were studied as a guide to method.
To diversify properly and mingle well together the reds, whites, purples, yellows and blues, with all their intervening shades, requires considerable taste and powers of combination; and ascertained failures may be rectified at the proper time the next season.
The well-known failures with rhododendrons, heaths, &c., in ordinary garden soils are also explained by the need of the fungus-infected.
His enemies watched for slips and failures; the physicians maintained that he had no degree, and insisted that he should give proof of his qualifications.
The past history of the organic world displays many successful series and these, as they have survived, must inevitably display orthogenesis to some extent; but it also displays many failures which indeed may be regarded as showing that the limitation of variation has been such that the organisms have lost the possibility of successful response to a new environment.
Only after many failures has the fact been grasped that a very high degree of strength is inconsistent with a trustworthy degree of elasticity.
All endeavours to obtain either hydrochloric acid or free chlorine in the ammoniasoda process have proved commercial failures, all the chlorine of the sodium chloride being ultimately lost in the shape of worthless calcium chloride.
He was well aware of the failures of all attempts to perfect telescopes by employing lenses of various forms of curvature, and accordingly proposed the form of reflecting telescope which bears his name.
Such attempts as have been made to design air-engines on a large scale have been practical failures, and are now interesting only as steps in the historical development of applied thermodynamics.
Of late years progress has been very intelligent; in earlier years it was gained through a multitude of experiments and failures, and great pecuniary loss, and progress was a testimonial chiefly to courage and perseverance.
The recovery of the Italian army on Monte Grappa and the Piave, after the initial failures and the heart-breaking experiences of the long retreat, was a remarkable feat of courage and will.
Extreme war-weariness and socialist propaganda had their offspring in these failures.
On the other hand, of course, the vagaries of the temperate climate of northern Europe frequently lead to a partial or complete failure of the vintage, whereas the wines produced in relatively hot countries, although they undoubtedly vary in quality from year to year, are rarely, if ever, total failures.
From 1882 to 1886 inclusive, the vintages were almost total failures owing to mildew.
These two attempts to use alpaca were failures owing to the style of fabric into which the yarn was woven - a species of camlet.
This peculiarity of jute, coupled also with the fact that the machinery on which it was first spun, although quite suitable for the stronger and more elastic fibres for which it was designed, required certain modifications to suit it to the weaker jute, was the cause of many annoyances and failures in the early days of the trade.
Operating in this way there is no difficulty in obtaining surfaces upon which a drop of water spreads, although from causes that cannot always be traced, a certain proportion of failures is met with.
Hudson's confidence in the existence of a North-West Passage had not been diminished by his three failures, and a new company was formed to support him in a fourth attempt, the principal promoters being Sir Thomas Smith (or Smythe), Sir Dudley Digges and John (afterwards Sir John) Wolstenholme.
Wallace also published an account of what he held to be the greatest discoveries as well as the failures of the 19th century, The Wonderful Century (1899).
After several failures Caecilius gained a high reputation.
The part which Corneille took in Psyche (1671), Moliere and P. Quinault being his coadjutors, showed signs of renewed vigour; but Pulcherie (1672) and Surena (1674) were allowed even by his faithful followers to be failures.
From the neglect of these considerations numerous failures have occurred.
Something has been said of the failures of earthen dams. Many masonry dams have also failed, but, speaking generally, we know less of the causes which have led to such failures.
His early exploits against the English were failures and revealed in the young prince both avarice and stubborn persistence in projects obviously ill-advised.
Warned by the failures of the English against Danish entrenched camps, he introduced the long-neglected art of fortification, and built many burhs stockaded fortresses on mounds by the waterside wherein dwelt permanent garrisons of military settlers.
A very large proportior of the Scottish nobility regarded Bruce as a usurper who had opened his career with murder and sacrilege, and either openly opposed him or denied him help. His resources were small, and it was only by constant effort, often chequered by failures, that he gradually fought down his local adversaries, and reduced the English garrisons one by one.
Then came fresh enterprises and fresh failures.
In the autumn of 1847 a series of failures in the great commercial centres created a panic in the city of London, which forced consols down to 78, and induced the government to take upon itself the responsibility of suspending the Bank Charter Act.
The government of 1892-1895, which was successively led by Gladstone and Lord Rosebery, will, on the whole, be remembered for its failures.
The succession of failures in America, culminating in Cornwallis's surrender at Yorktown in October 1781, wearied the nation, and at length the persistent and powerful attacks of the opposition began to tell.
To be brief, in less than four years the government had well-nigh worn out its own patience with its own errors, failures and distractions, and would gladly have gone to pieces when it was defeated on an Irish university bill.
Experiments he made with South Wales iron were failures because the product was devoid of malleability; Mr GOransson, a Swedish ironmaster, using the purer charcoal pig iron of that country, was the first to make good steel by the process, and even he was successful only after many attempts.
The troops were left without supplies; no plan of combined action was imposed upon the commanders; and the two campaigns of 1793 and 1794 were one long catalogue of failures.
In a period of 30 years (1869-1898) there were, according to the state Board of Agriculture, four seasons whose crops could reasonably be classed as failures, three more as " short," one as fair, eighteen as good, and four as great.
Benedetti was severely attacked in his own country for his conduct as ambassador, and the duc de Gramont attempted to throw upon him the blame for the failures of French diplomacy.
This testing allows for rapid acceleration of TCE induced failures.
Deep seated failures would require the use of permanent ground anchorages.
Why, then, do the Japanese collude with the ' slump ' idea, constantly bemoaning its own failures.
To date this has been an abstract concept that explains why dependent failures are likely to occur.
Sometimes failures in these areas can have damaging, or even devastating, consequences for patients.
In November 2003, the board strongly deplored Iran's failures and breaches of its safeguards obligations.
This is most commonly achieved by endoscopic balloon dilatation with surgical myotomy reserved for endoscopic failures.
Multiple server locations provide redundancy, effectively eliminating downtime due to system failures or heavy data traffic.
What mainstream economists view as ' market failures ', I view as ' organizational successes ' .
A second pipeline is under development to catch failures, targeting internal exons of Vega genes.
Each year there were crises - increasing weather extremes, crop failures, outbreaks of violence, things going wrong, problems escalating.
The political failures of India seem glaring to them.
This drop in sales causes already hard-pressed industry to suffer a drop in sales, with resultant lay-offs, redundancies and business failures.
None of the failures of the standards in 2001 were considered harmful to consumers ' health.
The result is TECHNOLOGY centered systems that generate failures because they are so ill-suited to the work at hand.
In some cases, the corporate failures reflect an inability to resolve temporary liquidity problems affecting a company that remains viable in the longer-term.
If leaders must take responsibility for these terrible failures, then so must those who always urge inaction.
They do not invalidate routes or ARP entries based on failures.
The plateaux margins are typically characterized slope failures that range from large rotational landslides to individual blockfalls.
Would the likely cost in terms of failures and/or malformations inevitable in developing a program of human reproductive cloning be ethically acceptable?
Many forms of genetic manipulation produce many, often hideous, failures during their trials.
Of all the very numerous cases which I have sent to this medium I have only had a few which have been complete failures.
Firstly the history of high-tech government schemes is one of massive cost overruns coupled with equally massive logistical and technical failures.
One of the most shaming and highly visible failures of this philosophy is the seemingly endless supply of teenage prostitutes of both sexes.
Some of these slope failures may be long established, even possibly recently reactivated, features.
In what ways are chains of failures of technical fixes historically connected to chains of attempts to escape the experimenter's regress?
Despite appropriate efforts some patients remain unvaccinated, while true vaccine failures may also contribute to pneumococcal infection post splenectomy.
Such failures would cause power cuts in the absence of the additional spinning standby.
Here a diamond stylus is drawn across the test surface under a ramping load, analysis of coating failures allows adhesion to be quantified.
Of the gaming slight taint the were naturally among not about avoiding failures.
The hero demonstrates the tenacity of God to pursue the plan of salvation despite repeated failures in the plan.
Undaunted by many failures, she dramatized several of her novels with moderate success - Francois le champi, played at the Odeon in 1849, and Les Beaux Messieurs de Bois-Dore (1862) were the best; Claudie, produced in 1851, is a charming pastoral play, and Le Marquis de Villemer (1864) (in which she was helped by Dumas fits) was a genuine triumph.
In the arrangement first introduced the line wire is connected in series through the various spring-jacks, the circuit finally passing through the answering jack to the calling-drop. This arrangement is liable to give trouble, as disconnexions may arise in the spring-jacks in consequence of the failures of the springs to make contact.
The history of the initial failures and final success in laying the Atlantic cable has been well told by Mr. Charles Bright (see The Story of the Atlantic Cable, London, 1903).1 The first cable laid in 1857 broke on the IIth of August during laying.
The few signs I used became less and less adequate, and my failures to make myself understood were invariably followed by outbursts of passion.
To be able to read for one's self what is being willed, thought and done in the world--the world in whose joys and sorrows, failures and successes one feels the keenest interest--that would indeed be a happiness too deep for words.
Do not think of to-days failures, but of the success that may come to-morrow.
He was even pleased by failures, for failures resulting from deviations in practice from the theory only proved to him the accuracy of his theory.
But even if we admitted that Kutuzov, Chichagov, and others were the cause of the Russian failures, it is still incomprehensible why, the position of the Russian army being what it was at Krasnoe and at the Berezina (in both cases we had superior forces), the French army with its marshals, kings, and Emperor was not captured, if that was what the Russians aimed at.
In what ways are chains of failures of technical fixes historically connected to chains of attempts to escape the experimenter 's regress?
But, he continued, it 's too simplistic to blame media for product failures.
Anyway after successive failures Adam stood aside while Brian walked up the boulder and off the top.
Most blackouts are caused by the failures of turbine generators.
Stories abound of failures of every sort - unreadable files, inaccessible CDs, failed hard drives.
In each project SEEDA is working to correct market failures in order to make urban areas work better.
This advice came to me the hard way-through many successes and many failures over the last 35 years.
The failures have been a critical part of my education, and they have cost many millions of dollars and years of my life.
It's a certainty that your startup will experience one or more small failures on the road to success, so you have to steel yourself for these negative events.
These types of day-to-day, tactical or operational failures are perfectly natural, and should not only be expected, but they should be embraced.
If you're going to be in the startup business, make operational failures your friend, while keeping in mind that enterprise failure is your most feared enemy.
Therefore, prepare for the day-to-day failures and embrace them.
There is no way in hell you can avoid failures in a startup.
If you are not prepared for failures and really good at dealing with them, they will over-run you, imperiling the enterprise.
There are the day-to-day tactical and strategic failures and then there is the catastrophic failure of the enterprise.
The worst damage is often done not by simple failures, but by not acknowledging a failure.
Slow failures are agonizing, drawn-out struggles that always end badly.
Denials and rationalizations litter the road to slow failures.
Interestingly, it's the very commitment to the success of the enterprise that will help force you to deal with failures quickly and fail fast.
When you experience various failures in your startup-and let me assure you, you will-then you have to resolve to be honest with yourself.
They know that the quickest way to success is to move quickly through failures.
Make a commitment to being intellectually honest with yourself and your team. It will help you identify the inevitable failures, and move through them quickly.
To facilitate product morphing, organizations need to be open to every option, to accommodate failures, to test product ideas that seem to come out of left field.
Building upon what they learned from a series of early failures, fertility pioneers Drs.
Also talk to people you know who already own stock, and find out where they've had successes as well as failures.
Follow these steps, repeating any you feel are failures, until the animals will tolerate one another.
Cracks in the cement, failure of the pipe system, which brings in clean water and other systems failures can lead to dangerous amounts of radiation being leaked into nearby communities.
Previous experiments with other brands were all big failures, yet the buzz surrounding LashBlast was so great that I couldn't resist.
If you do decide to let your son pursue a relationship, always instill important communication so he feels equally comfortable coming to you with his failures as well as his successes.
By staying involved in your child's education and upbringing, you can ensure her tender teen years are filled with opportunity rather than failures.
Shakira's first two records were commercial failures.
Heidi has experienced a number of personal successes and failures during her rise to stardom.
Failures often result from putting it in too shallow water.
Ride failures range from restraints not locking properly to brake systems malfunctioning to computers not properly interpreting sensor signals from trains in motion.
Does the park have a history of mechanical ride failures?
Carefully outlined safety procedures that all operators are expected to adhere to, with harsh disciplinary measures for safety failures.
The company's philosophy encourages a learning-by-doing strategy where students can learn from their failures in order to make adjustments toward success in active ways.
Some of these were well made and exciting to play, while others were dismal failures and a waste of money.
For example, pilots receive training on simulators; this allows them to practice responding to various equipment failures and any dangerous outside conditions.
Children with Menkes disease have characteristic kinky hair, seizures, developmental failures, and progressive degeneration of the brain.
As of 2004 there is no way to prevent the genetic mutations that cause myopathies, nor are there ways to prevent metabolic and endocrine failures that result in myopathies.
E., et al. "Azithromycin compared with betalactam antibiotic treatment failures in pneumococcal infections of children."
Follow-up care is recommended to detect treatment failures and reinfection.
Co-infection with other infectious organisms spread by ticks in the same areas as Borrelia burgdorferi (babesiosis and ehrlichiosis, for instance) may be responsible for treatment failures or more severe symptoms.
Unfortunately, in many schools, a child is not identified as having dyslexia until after repeated failures.
This school system sends 10 to 12 parents to jail each year for their children's failures to attend school.
Home Inspection Specialists provides general home inspections and roofing inspections within the Chicago Metropolitan Area and Chicago suburbs to help protect you against unexpected home system failures and associated repair bills.
In fact, you can expect a few creative failures.
Don't think of mistakes as failures, rather they are stepping stones to success.
Finding a new love makes the cheater feel as if he has a new lease on life without any comparison to past failures.
Still, it is always useful to read testimonials of individuals who have tried various treatments and note their successes and failures.
This will acquaint you with any failures or suggestions that your fellow gluten-free bakers can offer, thus streamlining your future efforts.
While not every child will possess the same natural traits, the same areas of interest, or the same athletic ability, it's important to support both his accomplishments and failures in order to boost his self-esteem.
Some films that were complete critical failures have become blockbuster hits based on the strength of the trailer.
The Golden Raspberry Awards are determined to not let those in the movie business forget about their failures.
The clock runs on two AA batteries, so power failures need not be a concern.
VoIP systems are subject to Internet Service Provider (ISP) or broadband provider failures and won't work if power in your location goes down.
If you want to lose weight, the first thing to do is stop focusing on past failures.
The interaction is wonderful-dieters share their ups and downs, their successes and failures, and their tips and recipes.
The warranty helps protect your investment by covering failures that can occur in the major systems and appliances within your home.
For example, service contracts don't normally cover failures caused by misuse of the product.
The standard Apple iPod warranty is one year, which covers any technical malfunctions, including battery failures.
He dealt with a series of successes and failures, with his health spiraling out of control.
Instead you should learn from that diet and incorporate those failures into successes.
The entire cast reunites and viewers can catch up on their successes or failures since being on the show.
Sam's role harks back to a time in which master and servant had well-defined spheres and in which servants absorbed the status and values of their masters, rejoicing in their successes and commiserating at their failures.
Howie's first two sessions were failures.
She'd stayed strong in Hell, through confrontations with demons and Immortals alike, through his own failures. She hadn't just survived; she'd found some part of him to believe in.
The rate of progress was necessarily slow, apart from any liability to interruption by other undertakings and failures in bodily health.
The crossing continued all night, though interrupted from time to time by failures of the bridges.
Immediately following the Spanish invasion the Andean region was thoroughly explored, and with the assistance of Indian slaves thousands of mines were opened, many of them failures, some of them becoming famous.