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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 ...
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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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  • No ill-treatment, says temple management
    The temple management has denied any shortcoming in maintaining the elephant or ill-treatment to the animal. Unlike in the past, for the past two and half years, the elephant was being br... Read more on this news related to 'Shortcoming'
  • Oilers get much needed size with additions of Pouliot, Fayne and Aulie
    The Edmonton Oilers got bigger, faster and more experienced Tuesday by signing three free agents who general manager Craig MacTavish, say will significantly address a serious shortcoming in the team's on-ice performance. The Oilers jumped into the free agent market early by signing defencemen Keith Aulie (six-foot-six, 228 pounds) and Mark Fayne (6-3, 210 poun Read more on this news related to 'Shortcoming'
  • India have their backs to the wall
    In England's first innings here, the same shortcoming, arguably, denied them a lead and astonishingly put them in arrears. It is baffling that in an era of Twenty20 where a yorker is a potent weapon, none of India's medium pacers were able to produce this. At tea Friday, after the home side had lost their seventh wicket for 202, former England captain and Read more on this news related to 'Shortcoming'

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