With my new responsibilities I didn't dare go to sea, and I failed to find
a job at laundrying.
I failed to find
Lord Hilton at his house, but I was told he was expected from London by the six o'clock train from Waterloo; and as it was then about a quarter past five, I went home, had some tea, and walked up to the station to waylay him.
For some reason," said Glinda, "we have failed to find
this cunning old Mombi; so I fear our expedition will prove a failure.
Passepartout had been a sort of vagrant in his early years, and now yearned for repose; but so far he had failed to find
it, though he had already served in ten English houses.
Knowing what I knew of him--believing him, as I did, to be capable of any atrocity--I trembled at the bare idea of what might have happened if I had failed to find
my way back to her until a later date.
Levin was utterly at a loss to comprehend or recall what it was he had disliked in Sviazhsky, what he had failed to find
All Sir Patrick's ingenuity, and all Sir Patrick's experience, failed to find
so much as the shadow of an answer to that question.
If these ladies were hogs to everybody and to themselves, it would be necessary to break the enchantment, and that might be impossible if one failed to find
out the par- ticular process of the enchantment.
When he failed to find
her he flew into a terrible rage, and hastened home to consult his books, by which means he discovered that it was his son who had deprived him of this precious treasure.
You have spoken of me as of a man who failed to find
a sufficient object in life.
Never a bad word have I for the French, for, though I have ridden twenty times up to their array, I have never yet failed to find
some very gentle and worthy knight or squire who was willing to do what he might to enable me to attempt some small feat of arms.
She laid down the combs and brushes, and looked at me; then looked at the toilet-table, searching for something which she apparently failed to find