Examples of unsuccessful in a Sentence
His last novel was unsuccessful.
an unsuccessful attempt to fix the faucet ourselves
Recent Examples of unsuccessful from the Web
Times reporters have made repeated unsuccessful attempts to contact the man and his daughter for comment.
Few being built Metro Detroit has seen a few unsuccessful attempts to build shopping centers since the recession ended.
Saturday Night Live gave the actor/musician the chance to do just that while reminiscing about his unsuccessful attempts at joining the show's cast in his opening monologue last night (May 5).
After the family made an unsuccessful shoplifting attempt at the Pick 'n Save at 1735 W. Silver Spring Drive, an employee from that store called the other Glendale Pick 'n Save at 6969 N. Port Washington Road to warn about the shoplifting family.
Manchester City also had bids for Evans rejected last summer, while Arsenal made an unsuccessful attempt to sign him in January.
His project is the latest turmoil in Star, where hotly disputed apartment projects led to an unsuccessful attempt last year to recall City Councilman Kevin Nielsen and Mayor Chad Bell.
In 1980, an unsuccessful attempt to free the American hostages in Iran resulted in the deaths of eight U.S. servicemen.
In 1915, during World War I, Allied soldiers invaded the Gallipoli Peninsula in an unsuccessful attempt to take the Ottoman Empire out of the war.
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in vain, no dice, not worth the candle, of no avail;
UNSUCCESSFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unsuccessful for English Language Learners
: not having or producing success : not successful
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