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.
They knew that it was for the army to fight, and that if it could not succeed it would not do to take young ladies and house serfs to the Three Hills quarter of Moscow to fight Napoleon, and that they must go away, sorry as they were to abandon their property to destruction.
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.
Well, in the same year, Sir William took command of an expedition against Que- bec, but did not succeed in capturing the city.
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.