Definition of failing in English:


Syllabification: fail·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfāliNG



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  • In default of; in the absence of: she longed to be with him and, failing that, to be on her own
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    • Can anyone recommend a chain, or failing that, a local store in Austin, Texas, that would carry them?
    • A lot of communities either try to prop up their long-established economic pillars or, failing that, they try to attract something big and new.
    in the absence of, lacking, barring, absent, without

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