Definition of Fall short of

1. Verb. Fail to satisfy, as of expectations, for example.

Antonyms: Satisfy



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fall Short Of

fall off the wagon
fall on
fall on deaf ears
fall on one's face
fall on one's feet
fall on one's sword
fall open
fall out
fall over
fall over backwards
fall over one's feet
fall over oneself
fall pregnant
fall prey
fall short
fall short of (current term)
fall streaks
fall through
fall through the cracks
fall to pieces
fall together
fall under
fall upon
fall webworm
fall wind
fall winds
fallacies
fallacious
fallaciously
fallaciousness

Literary usage of Fall short of

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"... says that she demanded the fourth part of the proceeds of each night, but on this MI:U proving to fall short of the fixed salary, asked for £100. ..."

2. Lectures on Jurisprudence, Or, The Philosophy of Positive Law by John Austin (1885)
"In order that an independent society may form a society LECT. vi political, it must not fall short of a number which cannot be in OT(ier fixed with ..."

3. The Federal and State Constitutions: Colonial Charters, and Other Organic by Francis N. Thorpe, United States (1909)
"... and if the apportionment to make a parish or district fall short of or exceed the ratio, then a district may be formed having not more than two senators ..."

4. Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society by Massachusetts Historical Society (1880)
"... bnt that our effort to recall him a* be was may fall short of what justice to his memory TCA Memoir of the Hon. John Lowell. John Lowell, the oldest of ..."

5. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1872)
"If our arrows fall short of their aun, or be aimed, like those of the friendly Jonathan, to fall beside the mark, let them be found, when gathered up, ..."

6. The New Laokoon: An Essay on the Confusion of the Arts by Irving Babbitt (1910)
"But even though they did express fully the race of industrial and financial Titans that now has us in its grip, they would still fall short of being ..."

7. Annals of the American Revolution: Or, A Record of the Causes and Events by Jedidiah Morse (1824)
"They traversed it for two days, burned two villages of wigwams, and some corn, of which there was about 200 acres, and then retired. may fall short of that ..."

8. A biographical dictionary of eminent Scotsmen by Robert Chambers, Thomas Thomson (1853)
"... and only -J uf a gill more. la-lot, would fall short of the just quantity, ... fall short of ..."

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