Most roads, bridges, transit, water systems, the electric grid, and communications networks were installed 50 to 100 years ago, and they are largely taken for granted until they fail.
Another issue affecting real estate in the coming year will be America's failing infrastructure.
The biggest concern with robots going against human values is that human beings fail to do sufficient testing and they've produced a system that will break some kind of taboo ( ' , 禁忌 ).
States fail when national governments can no longer provide personal security, food security and basic social services such as education and health care.
Indeed, even before the steep climb in grain prices in 2008, the number of failing states was expanding.
In the 20th century the main threat to international security was superpower conflict; today it is failing states.
Failing states are of international concern because they are a source of terrorists, drugs, weapons and refugees ( ' , 难民), threatening political stability everywhere.
The store’s card reader failed to scan the card’s magnetic stripe.
Why do some students give up when they encounter difficulty, whereas others who are no more skilled continue to strive and learn? One answer, I soon discovered, lay in people's beliefs about why they had failed.
They often fail to combine teaching with research.
After failing again and again, most animals give up hope.
Many of its 800 stores are likely to close following the company’s decision to call in administrators after an attempt to sell the business for a token £1 failed.
they often fail to see each other's negative qualities
Kodak's decision to file for bankruptcy（破产）protection is a sad, though not unexpected, turning point for a leading American corporation that pioneered consumer photography and dominated the film market for decades, but ultimately failed to adapt to the digital revolution.
It wasn't that Kodak was blind to the future, said Rebecca Henderson, a professor at Harvard Business School, but rather that it failed to execute on a strategy to confront it
Kodak is an example of a firm that was very much aware that they had to adapt, and spent a lot of money trying to do so, but ultimately failed.
It is harder to predict how Mr Obama's proposed reforms to the failing health-care system will turn out.
The way in which Mr Jobs revived the failing company he had co-founded and turned it into the world's biggest tech firm (bigger even than Bill Gates's Microsoft, the company that had outsmarted Apple so dramatically in the 1980s), sounds like something from a Hollywood movie.
He turned a failing company into a profitable business
For example, one who doesn't know the rules a about plagiarism (剽窃) may accidentally use words or ideas without giving proper credit or one who fails to keep careful research notes may unintentionally fail to quote and cite sources as required.
Cheating undermines confidence and independence: the cheater is a fraud, and knows that without dishonesty, he/she would have failed.
It fails more boys than girls academically
It fails to give boys the attention they need.
He criticized teachers for failing to recognize that boys are actually more emotional than girls.
In the fighting, we not only often fail but can make things worse.
Early models often failed to withstand crashes, however, so in 1965 the device was completely redesigned and moved to the rear of the plane – the area least subject to impact – from its original position in the landing wells (起落架舱).
I'm self-employed and need the Internet for my work, but I'm failing to accomplish my work,to take care of my home, to give attention to my children," she wrote in a message sent to the group.
One of the greatest heartbreaks for fire fighters occurs when they fail to rescue a child from a burning building because the child, frightened by smoke and noise, hides under a bed or in a closet and is later found dead.
Why did Alex fail to receive the warm response he had hoped for?
Mike Ellicock,chief executive of National Numeracy said we want to challenge this "I can't do maths" attitude that is prevalent in the UK, adding that it was vital that all primary school teachers understand key maths concepts as young children who fail t
2018年12月四级真题（第二套）听力 Section A
States fail when national governments can no longer provide personal security, food security and basic social services such as education and healthcare.
2016年6月四级真题（第一套）阅读 Section B
Student tutors feel upset when their teachable agents fail, but happy when these virtual pupils succeed as they derive pride and satisfaction from someone else's accomplishment.
2018年6月四级真题（第三套）阅读 Section C
The biggest concern with robots going against human values is that human beings fail to do sufficient testing and they've produced a system that will break some kind of taboo.
2016年6月四级真题（第三套）阅读 Section C
We need very broad participation to fully address the global tragedy that results when countries fail to take into account the negative impact of their carbon emissions on the rest of the world.
Overly strict standards often fail, James Bartram, a WHO water-health expert, said.
But researchers are improving systems to measure a teacher's performance throughout the year, and, with three years of data, it's usually possible to tell which teachers are failing.
More than 130 U.S.banks failed in 2009.
More than 130 U.S. banks failed in 2009.
A new study has failed to find any conclusive evidence that lifestyle changes can prevent cognitive decline in older adults.
This might not be right, but school-leavers who fail to acknowledge as much risk making the wrong decision about going to university.
Efforts to create one of the world's largest ocean sanctuaries failed because of Russia's obstruction.
They fail to give adequate help to the needy students.
Other initiatives fail to break down the data, too.
It fails to prepare students to face the challenges of modem times.
From the standpoint of a traditional educator, this outcome indicated that schooling had failed to help students think about ecosystems and extinction, major scientific ideas.
Education has failed to lead students to think about major scientific ideas.
All the forecasts, plans, and anticipations cited above have failed so miserably because their authors and promoters thought the transitions they hoped to implement would proceed unlike all previous energy transitions, and that their progress could be accelerated in an unprecedented manner.
"Overly strict standards often fail," James Bartram, a WHO water-health expert, said.
2016年6月六级真题（第二套）阅读 Section C
But, he says extreme events become disasters only when people fail to prepare for them.
2016年6月六级真题（第二套）听力 Section C
In a world where people are increasingly dependent on their phones, though, such strategies often fail.
In France, the government has banned supermarkets from throwing away edible foods and imposed harsh penalties on businesses that fail to comply with the regulations.
2017年12月六级真题（第一套）听力 Section A
One of the things that businesses and indeed government organizations often fail to do is to really see what is happening from the consumer's perspective.
2017年6月六级真题（第二套）听力 Section C
As soon as Christiansen saw the photos, he realized why he had failed to spot the caldera.
2019年高考英语江苏卷 阅读理解 阅读B 原文
But the person who tries to do something and fails is a lot better off than the person who tries to do nothing and succeeds.
2015年高考英语天津卷 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
David Brooks, author of the Social Animal: the Hidden Sources of Love,Character, and Achievement, appears to be the latest in a long line of writers who have failed to resist the temptation.
2015年高考英语湖北卷 阅读理解 阅读E 原文
Failing to find any other way out, they decided to make a walking journey, as they caught sight of an old.
2018年高考英语江苏卷 完形填空 原文
He failed to find any movie shows on it.
2015年高考英语全国卷2 阅读理解 阅读A 选项
However, greater parental involvement does not necessarily indicate that parents are failing to let go of their "adult" children.
2015年高考英语北京卷 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
If Balto failed, it would mean disaster for Nome.
2016年高考英语北京卷 完形填空 原文
I'm not talking about those who fail to get to the top.
2019年高考英语天津卷 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
Its difficulties appear so great that, however hard we work, we fail again and again.
2016年高考英语天津卷 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
Other forms of prenatal involvement, including volunteering at school and observing a child's class, also fail to help, according to the most recent study on the topic.
2015年高考英语陕西卷 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
She failed to get a scholarship.
2018年高考英语全国卷2 听力 选项
Such a view, however, fails to explain the ability of some works of art to excite the human mind across cultures and through centuries.
2015年高考英语重庆卷 阅读理解 阅读E 原文
The Jazz audience continues to shrink and grow older, and the music has failed to connect with younger generations.
2017年高考英语全国卷1 阅读理解 阅读C 原文
Those words made me see clearly that when I had fallen short in the past, it was seldom because I had tried and failed.
2015年高考英语天津卷 阅读理解 阅读D 原文
Without fail one would declare, "But I'm just not creative."
2016年高考英语全国卷2 阅读理解 阅读B 原文
Scientists jumped to the rescue with some distinctly shaky evidence to the effect that insects would eat us up if birds failed to control them.
Rage Against the Haze failed once state funding was cut.
Her critique of the lameness of many pubic-health campaigns is spot-on: they fail to mobilize peer pressure for healthy habits, and they demonstrate a seriously flawed understanding of psychology.
Downloading and consuming culture requires great skills, but failing to move beyond downloading is to strip oneself of a defining constituent of humanity.
He has failed to understand that monarchies have largely survived because they provide a service – as non-controversial and non-political heads of state.
The high court’s decision said the judge in Mr.McDonnell’s trial failed to tell a jury that it must look only at his “official acts,” or the former governor’s decisions on “specific” and “unsettled” issues related to his duties.
This is why repeated attempts at reform legislation have failed in recent years, leaving the Postal Service unable to pay its bills except by deferring vital modernization.
Every time we fail at something, we can choose to look for the lesson we're meant to learn.
2020年考研真题（英语二）翻译 Section Ⅲ
This has created "a paradox" in that recruiting first-generation students, but then watching many of them fail, means that higher education has "continued to reproduce and widen, rather than close" an achievement gap based on social class, according to th
2015年考研真题（英语二）阅读理解 Section Ⅱ