fail to see

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References in classic literature ?
Lecount could not fail to see that she had been thus far met and baffled successfully at every point.
He forced the MTA to remove ads for New York wherein the magazine called itself "The Only Good Thing in New York Rudy Hasn't Taken Credit For"--a ribbing so gentle only a nut could fail to see it as a veiled compliment.
The Sarajevans fail to see the war coming as the first shells began to fall.