be frustrated

See: lose
References in classic literature ?
If there be an object to HURRY any of you in hot haste to a step which you would never take DELIBERATELY, that object will be frustrated by taking time; but no good object can be frustrated by it.
He had proceeded with wisdom and from the most righteous motives under heaven's blue only to be frustrated by hateful circumstances.
But as it fell in accurately with his conception of life that all one's desires were bound to be frustrated, he concentrated his mind upon literature, and determined, philosophically, to get what he could out of that.