not succeed

See: fail, lose
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He also observed that if the projectile did not succeed in reaching its destination (a result absolutely impossible), it must inevitably fall back upon the earth, and that the shock of such a mass, multiplied by the square of its velocity, would seriously endanger every point of the globe.
They wished to hold Greece as the Spartans held it, making it free and permitting its laws, and did not succeed.
We will threaten legal proceedings, if we find that the object does not succeed.
There are feelings which seek to slay the lonesome one; if they do not succeed, then must they themselves die
He did not succeed in adapting his face to the position in which he was placed towards his wife by the discovery of his fault.
You can lead men, I am sure, and there is no reason why you should not succeed at anything you set your hand to, just as you have succeeded with grammar.
But that is no reason one of you should not succeed.
I shook Rouletabille, but could not succeed in waking him.
But he shall not succeed,' cried he of the little hat, 'I will make a frost come which shall make the fire ashamed and die out
To attempt a thing which would abridge the mass of labor and industry to so considerable an extent, would be unwise: and the experiment, if made, could not succeed, because it would not long be endured.
But he did not succeed, and became too intoxicated to fetch any more drink, and yet not so intoxicated as to forget what had happened.
Then the king made it known to all the land, that if any person could discover the secret, and find out where it was that the princesses danced in the night, he should have the one he liked best for his wife, and should be king after his death; but whoever tried and did not succeed, after three days and nights, should be put to death.