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Not successful.‘an unsuccessful attempt to enter Parliament’
failed, without success, abortive, misfiredunprofitable, unprosperous, loss-makingView synonyms
- ‘He says attempts to clarify the company's intentions have been unsuccessful.’
- ‘She added it was important the company had plans in other cities, in case Sheffield was unsuccessful.’
- ‘To discriminate between successful and unsuccessful interventions we need evidence.’
- ‘She is not a technical person and it is not surprising that she was unsuccessful in her attempts to do so.’
- ‘An unsuccessful attempt had also been made to set fire to the main shop building.’
- ‘He has already made two unsuccessful attempts at raising finance to fund an expansion programme.’
- ‘Police were called, and made a number of unsuccessful attempts to catch the cow.’
- ‘After a few unsuccessful attempts I gave up and started to push it the last ten miles or so.’
- ‘Equally importantly, the fraction of unsuccessful attempts was reduced fivefold.’
- ‘One of the group made an unsuccessful attempt to find him before the police were called.’
- ‘Attempts to locate the lorry at Harwich International Port were unsuccessful.’
- ‘That is not restricted to the situation where the claimant is successful or unsuccessful.’
- ‘Although the bid was unsuccessful, the event raised the profile of the town.’
- ‘We have had several unsuccessful attempts in the past and have intercepted all of them successfully.’
- ‘Firefighters in Wales left the picket line in an unsuccessful attempt to save a life.’
- ‘On his first attempt he was unsuccessful, because he couldn't reach the pedals.’
- ‘It follows the Eaglegate building's unsuccessful spell on the lettings market as offices.’
- ‘After two unsuccessful attempts a doctor would not be able to apply again for restoration.’
- ‘Will the month-long tour be extended if the American mission is unsuccessful?’
- ‘Even though I ended up dreading every unsuccessful feed, I mourned the final one.’
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