failing

[ fey-ling ]SEE DEFINITION OF failing

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FAILING

We visited him at Winchester, and found him sorely old and with failing wits.

Since we cannot reach all of them this week, we must try to reach seven; and failing in that, suppose we say one?

She's been failing all along, you know, and she has just cried herself down.

Wotan's heart ached at the thought of failing this friend he loved so well.

She is the daughter of an old and failing man, whose days are near their close.

You mean there was a chance of your failing us—in spite of the Mountain?

She did not realize that the failing daylight made any difference.

Failing that, she began to sob angrily without any tears in her wide eyes.

Failing temptation, he would remain at his post steadily enough.

He is getting in years, his health is failing, and he wishes to retire.

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