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1  He knew Corley would fail; he knew it was no go.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In TWO GALLANTS
2  Perhaps she would not be sorry to see him fail in his speech.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
3  He would fail with them just as he had failed with the girl in the pantry.
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Get Context   In THE DEAD
4  He would fail with them just as he had failed with the girl in the pantry.
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Get Context   In THE DEAD
5  As the light failed and his memory began to wander he thought her hand touched his.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
6  Some would say, perhaps, that with us it is rather a failing than anything to be boasted of.
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Get Context   In THE DEAD
7  We might have had, we all had from time to time, our temptations: we might have, we all had, our failings.
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Get Context   In GRACE
8  But granted even that, it is, to my mind, a princely failing, and one that I trust will long be cultivated among us.
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Get Context   In THE DEAD
9  He understood our little failings, understood the weakness of our poor fallen nature, understood the temptations of this life.
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Get Context   In GRACE
10  When he reached his house he went up at once to his bedroom and, taking the paper from his pocket, read the paragraph again by the failing light of the window.
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Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
11  He had failed in business in a licensed house in the city because his financial condition had constrained him to tie himself to second-class distillers and brewers.
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Get Context   In GRACE
12  I went to the stern and tried to decipher the legend upon it but, failing to do so, I came back and examined the foreign sailors to see had any of them green eyes for I had some confused notion.
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Get Context   In AN ENCOUNTER
13  At last, when he could clap no more, he stood up suddenly and hurried across the room to Aunt Julia whose hand he seized and held in both his hands, shaking it when words failed him or the catch in his voice proved too much for him.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD