fail to find

See: lose
References in classic literature ?
Glinda also knew that Ojo would fail to find all the things he sought, so she sent for our Wizard and instructed him what to do.
God order it as he may," said Sancho Panza, and helping him to rise got him up again on Rocinante, whose shoulder was half out; and then, discussing the late adventure, they followed the road to Puerto Lapice, for there, said Don Quixote, they could not fail to find adventures in abundance and variety, as it was a great thoroughfare.
Keep to the West, where the sun sets, and you cannot fail to find her.
September 22, 2011 Seven of nine labs fail to find virus in samples from chronic fatigue syndrome patients, researchers report in Science.
Cutting housing allowances for people who fail to find work will penalise the poor and vulnerable when there simply aren't enough jobs to go round.
8) Yet again, not even they are to be excused; (9) for if they had the power to know so much that they could investigate the world, how did they fail to find sooner the Lord of these things?
Their goal: to reduce local mollusks so that larval worms fail to find a host and simply die off.
Because the tests now in use were designed to detect infection with animal strains of the Borna virus, they may fail to find antibodies to the human version.
Typically, scientists fail to find any significant sequence similarity between a newly identified, disease-causing protein and well-known proteins, says Robert Weinberg, a molecular biologist working with cancer genes at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.