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" He failed to note the hour." That implies that he tried to note it, but did not succeed. Failure carries always the sense of endeavor; when there has been no endeavor there is no failure. A falling stone cannot fail to strike you, for it does not try;... "
Write it Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults - Page 28
by Ambrose Bierce - 1909 - 73 pages
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The American Mercury, Volume 24

George Jean Nathan, Henry Louis Mencken - 1931
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The American Mercury, Volume 18

George Jean Nathan, Henry Louis Mencken - 1929
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Studies in American Humor

American wit and humor - 1999
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Forum and Century, Volume 86

Henry Goddard Leach - History - 1931
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