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as in negligence
the nonperformance of an assigned or expected action your failure to check the batteries in the smoke detector could have tragic results

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as in bankruptcy
the inability to pay one's debts years of prolonged economic depression, when business failures were common

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“Failure.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/failure. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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