Definitions for fall short of

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fall short of(verb)

    fail to satisfy, as of expectations, for example

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. President Barack Obama:

    I'm less concerned about the precise number, because let's stipulate right now, whatever various country targets are, it's still going to fall short of what the science requires.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Never ever fall short of true love i.e. never be deficient of true love. Rather, be saturated with true love and remain saturated with it. For, you ought to be loveful and never hateful.

  3. Howard Orloff:

    I feel like a starving man who waited 3 years for a feast and who was just given a handful of rice, i’m excited and appreciate the SEC efforts but they clearly fall short of expectations.

  4. Commander Lt. Gen. Darryl Roberson:

    It is critical that we maintain standards of professional behavior in a training environment, notwithstanding the determinations regarding drug use, the reviews made clear that acceptable standards of conduct were not always maintained. We demand all Airmen serve with integrity and professionalism and hold Airmen whose actions fall short of Air Force standards fully accountable.

  5. John Wesley:

    My cool judgement is, that if all the other doctrines of devils which have been committed to writing since letters were in the world were collected together in one volume, it would fall short of this; and that, should a Prince form himself by this book, so calmly recommending hypocrisy, treachery, lying, robbery, oppression, adultery, whoredom, and murder of all kinds, Domitian or Nero would be an angel of light compared to that man.


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