fail to recognize

See: misjudge
References in classic literature ?
He did not fail to recognize, however, the intelligence and power that resided in the niggers.
He could not fail to recognize Yashvin's voice though he did not see him.
As they drew nearer she could hear their voices engaged in earnest discourse, and, with the natural quickness of a woman in her situation, did not fail to recognize in those noises the quality of her husband's tones.
That idea, indeed, makes me forget that poor fellow Broussel altogether; and I now fail to recognize in you the whining complaints of that old Frondeur.
On the whole, in an auctioneering way, he was an honorable man, not ashamed of his business, and feeling that "the celebrated Peel, now Sir Robert," if introduced to him, would not fail to recognize his importance.
In common garb, his masterful face and flashing eye would have marked him as one who was born to rule; but now, with his silken tunic powdered with golden fleurs-de-lis, his velvet mantle lined with the royal minever, and the lions of England stamped in silver upon his harness, none could fail to recognize the noble Edward, most warlike and powerful of all the long line of fighting monarchs who had ruled the Anglo-Norman race.
As they cannot fail to recognize Burdovsky's right (seeing that it is mathematically demonstrable), it is just as well that the witnesses should be your friends.
What beats me is how they could have done so mad a thing, knowing that the lady could describe them and that we could not fail to recognize the description.
He argues that these critics fail to recognize that while animals are not human, humans are animals.
The recommendations as a whole also fail to recognize the diversity of missions within higher education and the need to be cautious about policies and standards based on a one-size-fits-all approach.
Unfortunately, terrorist groups, like Hamas and Hezbollah fail to recognize this.
This is because Canadian immigration authorities frequently fail to recognize Egyptian Coptic Christians as refugees.