Finding that none of my luggage was brought up, I instituted a search for the bell; and failing
to discover any signs of such a convenience in any corner of the room, I took my candle and ventured through the long passage, and down the steep stairs, on a voyage of discovery.
That's my worst failing
-- that, and indecision, as aforesaid.
lawfully married, my son (whatever his faults and failings
may be) is a gentleman.
But in spite of his faults and failings
his heart was kind and tender.
In a word, a child of the modern time--with the merits of the age we live in, and the failings
of the age we live in--and a substance of sincerity and truth and feeling underlying it all.
In childhood, I had always been accustomed to regard him with a feeling of reverential awe - but lately, even now, surmounted, for, though he had a fatherly kindness for the well-behaved, he was a strict disciplinarian, and had often sternly reproved our juvenile failings
and peccadilloes; and moreover, in those days, whenever he called upon our parents, we had to stand up before him, and say our catechism, or repeat, 'How doth the little busy bee,' or some other hymn, or - worse than all - be questioned about his last text, and the heads of the discourse, which we never could remember.
Neither was he intimate with any of the other bigger boys, who were warned off by his oddnesses, for he was a very queer fellow; besides, amongst other failings
, he had that of impecuniosity in a remarkable degree.
But like or dislike "the people" as something apart he could not, not only because he lived with "the people," and all his interests were bound up with theirs, but also because he regarded himself as a part of "the people," did not see any special qualities or failings
distinguishing himself and "the people," and could not contrast himself with them.
Hartright on our first introduction to one another, but I soon discovered that he was not free from the social failings
incidental to his age.
What matter if souls and bodies are failing
beneath the feet of the ever-pressing multitude
He had many a time heard of this thing succeeding but never of its failing
She had the great failing
of a reserved nature -- the failing
of obstinacy; and the great merit -- the merit of silence.
Stryver inaugurated the Long Vacation with a formal proposal to take Miss Manette to Vauxhall Gardens; that failing
, to Ranelagh; that unaccountably failing
too, it behoved him to present himself in Soho, and there declare his noble mind.
Why not," it said, "buy the petticoat, find out the name of its owner, and, instead of seeking a vague Golden Girl, make up your mind doggedly to find and marry her, or, failing
that, carry the petticoat with you, as a sort of Cinderella's slipper, try it on any girl you happen to fancy, and marry her it exactly fits?
The Abyssin takes the honey, without failing
to leave part of it for the bird, to reward him for his information.