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Shortcoming Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    shortcoming n : a failing or deficiency; "that interpretation is an unfortunate defect of our lack of information" [syn: defect]
Shortcoming Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Shortcoming \Short"com`ing\, n. The act of falling, or coming short; as: (a) The failure of a crop, or the like. (b) Neglect of, or failure in, performance of duty.
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  • Shortcomings: A shortcoming is a character flaw . Shortcomings may also be: Shortcomings (SATC episode), an episode of the television series Sex and the ...
  • Shortcomings (graphic novel): Shortcomings is a graphic novel by illustrator and author Adrian Tomine . Shortcomings was originally serialized in issues 9 through 11 of ...
  • You Can Make Me Dance, Sing or Anything (Even Take the Dog for a Walk, Mend a Fuse, Fold Away the Ironing Board, or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings): Mend a Fuse, Fold Away the Ironing Board, or Any Other Domestic Shortcomings)" was the last official single by British rock group Faces . ...

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* It is not the critic that counts not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or the doer of deeds could have them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the Arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly who errs and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming but he who does actually strive to do the deed who knows the great devotion who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls, who know neither victory nor defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt


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  • THE WORM’S EYEVIEW: Knowing our shortcomings, will K-12 education improve things?
    CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/21 July) — There’s an inadequacy in our value system which affects our conduct as the sovereign people of our Republic, a shortcoming that is not… » Read more on this news related to 'Shortcoming'
  • FitRider bike puts those lazy arms to use
    Much as cycling is a good source of exercise for the lower body and the core, it admittedly doesn't do much for the upper body. We've seen a number of attempts to address this shortcoming, mostly in the form of bikes that are pedaled with both the legs and the arms . The FitRider takes a somewhat different approach, looking somewhat like a cross between a Read more on this news related to 'Shortcoming'
  • Wichita Falls Citizens React to Possible Water Rate Hike
    Wichita Falls leaders say people have conserved water so well that city budget funds are coming up short, but that shortcoming may have an effect on your water bill. Read more on this news related to 'Shortcoming'

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