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Word: default

Definition: failure to act; failure to perform a task or be present; V.


Sentences Containing 'default'

I assented to this proposal, in default of being able to suggest anything else.
Mr. Micawber then embraced Mrs. Micawber, and pressed my hand; leaving me to infer from this broken allusion that his domestic supply of water had been cut off that afternoon, in consequence of default in the payment of the company's rates.

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