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words fail me

Definition of words fail me in English:

Used to express one’s disbelief or dismay.
Example sentences
  • Taking money meant for charity is bad enough, but robbing from the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal - words fail me.
  • Even today, nearly ten years on, I find that words fail me when I try to describe my feelings as the final whistle went and South Africa became world champions.
  • Sometimes, after I read the news, words fail me.
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