confession of failure

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  • If you use force in the education of a child, it is such a confession of failure. Cited from The Soul of Democracy, by Edward Howard Griggs
  • And at once he was angry with himself for falling into this confession of failure. Cited from Thyrza, George Gissing
  • At last he closed the talk with a desperate confession of failure. Cited from Esther, by Henry Adams
  • It may be freely admitted that all use of force is a confession of failure to find a better way. Cited from The Soul of Democracy, by Edward Howard Griggs
  • Both dread the confession of failure above all things -- and both are dull. Cited from Essays on Art, by A. Clutton-Brock
  • Very often, indeed, it involves not only a confession of failure in one particular marriage but of failure for marriage generally. Cited from Essays in War-Time, by Havelock Ellis
  • There are business men who know that if they should speak to their employees, the first speech would have to be a confession of failure. Cited from The Personal Touch, by J. Wilbur Chapman
  • Secretary Campbell's report was a confession of failure to sustain public credit. Cited from Jefferson and his Colleagues, by Allen Johnson
  • For the shrewd, it was a confession of failure, and he knew it. Cited from The Card, A Story Of Adventure In The Five Towns, by Arnold Bennett
  • To ask her would be a lamentable confession of failure. Cited from The Dangerous Age, by Karin Michaelis
  • Inability to do so is in itself a confession of failure at the outset. Cited from Violin Mastery, by Frederick H. Martens
  • Acknowledgment of Hilda's flight would be in itself a confession of failure. Cited from The Forest of Vazon, by Anonymous
  • To the two listeners Britz's statement sounded almost like a confession of failure. Cited from The Substitute Prisoner, by Max Marcin
  • It is a confession of failure in the highest function of being, which involves a perpetual self-determination, in full view of all existing circumstances. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 1, No. 7, May, 1858, by Various
  • It was after eight that evening when he came home from his office, and she was annoyed at the delay, for she wanted to have her confession of failure over and done with. Cited from His Second Wife, by Ernest Poole
  • Balt had entered his room that morning for his daily report of progress, and after his partner's confession of failure had fetched a deep sigh. Cited from The Silver Horde, by Rex Beach
  • But it wasn't so easy to leave them alone when he had married into them; and to have left them would have been for Jevons a confession of failure. Cited from The Belfry, by May Sinclair
  • For divorce is always a confession of failure. Cited from Essays in War-Time, by Havelock Ellis
  • When the relationship becomes monotonous, there is the same confession of failure as when day-by-day happenings grow stale and repellent. Cited from The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book, by Various
  • My resolve not to take a pack-mule there had become so fixed, that to have uprooted it would have seemed a confession of failure. Cited from The Princess Passes, by Williamson
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