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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class II. Words Relating to Space
Section IV. Motion
4. Motion with Reference to Direction
 
304. [Motion Short Of.] Shortcoming.
 
  
NOUN:SHORTCOMING, failure; falling short &c. v.; default, defalcation, delinquency; leeway; labor in vain, no go [colloq.]; fizzle [colloq.], dud [slang], slump [colloq.]; flash in the pan.
  INCOMPLETENESS [See Incompleteness]; imperfection [See Imperfection]; insufficiency [See Insufficiency]; noncompletion [See Noncompletion]; failure [See Failure].
  
VERB:FALL SHORT, - of; come short, - of; stop short, - of; not reach; want; keep within -bounds, -the mark, - compass.
  COLLAPSE, fail, break down, stick in the mud, flat out [U. S.], come to nothing; fall down, slump, fizzle out [all colloq.]; fall through, fall to the ground; cave in [colloq.], end in smoke, miss the mark; lose ground; miss stays [naut.]; miss one’s moorings.
  
ADJECTIVE:UNREACHED; deficient; short, short of; minus; out of depth; perfunctory (neglect) [See Neglect].
  
ADVERB:WITHIN THE MARK, within compass, within bounds; behindhand; re infectâ [L.]; to no purpose; far from it.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. The bubble burst.
  2. Oh, the little more, and how much it is! And the little less, and what worlds away!—Browning

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