without fail

idiom

1
used to stress that something always happens
Every day, without fail, he has toast and coffee for breakfast.
2
used to stress that something will definitely happen
She promised that she would be there without fail.

Examples of without fail in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The piece describes the surprisingly predictable hours the longtime best friends and business partners keep, with each showing up to 58-year-old father of five Reznor’s backyard L.A. studio Monday through Friday to work on their various ventures from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. without fail. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, 5 Apr. 2024 In fact, the New Kids on the Block singer still sends her flowers every week, without fail. Gillian Telling, Peoplemag, 23 Mar. 2024 Kristen Stewart’s recent sartorial choices have included–without fail–a glimpse of an erogenous zone or two, by way of some form of lingerie. Hannah Coates, Vogue, 14 Mar. 2024 Dean hadn't heard from his younger brother Ray in two days – highly unusual for brothers who spoke every day without fail. Natalie Morales, CBS News, 3 Feb. 2024 Everyone, without fail, was able to enjoy themselves while also working hard and being exceptional. Benjamin Vanhoose, Peoplemag, 30 Jan. 2024 The dosing and water pressure are incredibly easy to dial in, giving you a prefect espresso or latte every single morning, without fail. Sunset Staff, Sunset Magazine, 10 Oct. 2023 Each fall without fail, the PSL returns to define the season. Abby Wilson, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Sep. 2023 Friday mornings arrive with an anticipation of the weekend to come, sure, but also with a brief, loud punctuation that, without fail, fills me with terror. Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Times, 15 Sep. 2023

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“Without fail.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/without%20fail. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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