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failure

(Bankruptcy), noun commercial failure, default, discontinuance of business, economic downfall, failure to maintain solvency, financial disaster, financial loss, financial ruin, inability to maintain solvency, inability to meet financial obligations, insolvency, insufficiency of funds, lack of funds, suspension of business
Associated concepts: failure to meet one's obligations, insolvency

failure

(Falling short), noun defectio, defectiveness, deficiency, delinquency, dereliction, inability, insufficiency, lack, loss of strength, noncompletion, nonfulfillment, nonperformance, omission, oversight, pretermission, shortcoming, slip, want
Associated concepts: failure of consideration, failure of eviience, failure of heirs, failure of issue, failure of proof, failure of purpose, failure of title, failure of trust, failure to act, faillre to bargain collectively, failure to comply, failure to file a return, failure to give notice, failure to make delivery, failure to perform, failure to prosecute, law office failures, partial failure

failure

(Lack of success), noun aborted attempt, beating, botch, breakdown, collapse, debacle, defeat, disappointment, downfall, drubbing, error, fall, fiasco, fruitless effort, frustration, ineffectualness, labor in vain, loss, miscarriage, misfortune, mistake, ruin, unsuccessful attempt, vain attempt
See also: abortion, bankruptcy, breach, debacle, defeat, delinquency, disaster, dishonor, disqualification, expiration, flaw, foible, frailty, frustration, impossibility, impotence, impuissance, inability, incapacity, inefficacy, infraction, lapse, loss, miscarriage, misconduct, mistrial, neglect, negligence, nonfeasance, nonpayment, offense, omission, oversight, vice
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It was hard to describe the disappointment of failure to conceive and trying to adjust to a life without children, she said.
The problem, here, however, as in the book as a whole, is not so much the approach of the puzzlehunter as Knowles's failure to conceive of any remotely interesting logic to Joyce's puzzle-making.
Conventional wisdom held that women's anxiety-related stress exerted negative effects on fertility, and that this became progressively worse with continuing failure to conceive.
She said: ``The failure to conceive or carry a baby to term can cause considerable distress to a couple.
IVF, which stands for in-vitro fertilisation, is basically an assisted pregnancy because of failure to conceive naturally.
Failure to conceive a longed-for baby can create a vicious circle of stress, which contributes to the problem.
She is still married to GP Jeremy (George Asprey) but his long, exhausting working hours and her failure to conceive are putting the marriage under pressure.
Motherhood was a dream that Renee Polreis nurtured through years of fertility treatments, her desire for children growing more palpable with each failure to conceive.
Failure to conceive of the metaphysics of Being analogously, Harris argues, leads to viewpoints such as Parmenides' monism, which cannot coherently account for difference.

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