Ye higher men here, have ye not all--been failures
of this last kiln left me without a single dollar with which to make another experiment.
I admit that I have made a great failure
of my life.
There were no real failures
at all, no tears, no parents ashamed of their offspring.
On casting back our eyes over the series of events we have recorded, we see no reason to attribute the failure
of this great commercial undertaking to any fault in the scheme, or omission in the execution of it, on the part of the projector.
van der Luyden had come to town for a few days from Skuytercliff, whither they had precipitately fled at the announcement of Beaufort's failure
. It had been represented to them that the disarray into which society had been thrown by this deplorable affair made their presence in town more necessary than ever.
"The chief qualification of ninety-nine per cent of all editors is failure
. They have failed as writers.
After this great success, which he supposed to be a failure
, he gave them 'Mr Chivery and his brother officers;' whom he had beforehand presented with ten pounds each, and who were all in attendance.
But from a business point of view, his mission was a total failure
. He received dinners a-plenty, but no contracts; and came back to the United States an impoverished and disheartened man.
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.
I do not wish to hurt your feelings, but your name has been associated in the past with too many failures
to inspire us with any confidence in engaging you as an ally.
I know that this would sometimes involve a slight loss of speed in the chase; but long experience in various whalemen of more than one nation has convinced me that in the vast majority of failures
in the fishery, it has not by any means been so much the speed of the whale as the before described exhaustion of the harpooneer that has caused them.