Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Abandonment and abuse are not acts of God, they are failures of love.

Whatever explanation of our sufferings and failures there may be we must not shuffle them off on God.

Then, "Would there be any failures," he said, "if one could explain them?"

She is a dbutante, and among the number presented to us it is only natural that some should be failures.

I had all the artists, the students, dying folks, and the failures.

That one shall be heir to all the successes of each of us and shall disclaim all the failures of each.

It may almost be said to measure the failures and false boundaries in women's loves.

Their work should be full of failures; for these are the signs of efforts.

I loved Roland, and yet all my efforts to make him happy were failures.

After all, he himself, if not actually an outcast, was one of life's failures.