abysmal failure

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abysmal failure

Failure that is total and extreme in measure or implication. The business was an abysmal failure, and everyone was out of a job within a month.
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And Jerry, far-journeyer across life and across the history of all life that goes to make the world, strugglingly mastering the abysmal slime of the prehistoric with the love that had come into existence and had become warp and woof of him in far later time, his wrath of ancientness still faintly reverberating in his throat like the rumblings of a passing thunder-storm, knew, in the wide warm ways of feeling, the augustness and righteousness of Skipper.
In all truth, there in the labor- ghettos is the roaring abysmal beast the oligarchs fear so dreadfully--but it is the beast of their own making.
I, however, am the stronger of the two:--thou knowest not mine abysmal thought
Immediately thereafter she raised her voice in the shrill, hoarse, monotonous madness of hysteria, sat down on the floor, and rocked back and forth in the throes of an abysmal grief.
In a few moments all the stars came out above the intense blackness of the earth and the great lagoon gleaming suddenly with reflected lights resembled an oval patch of night sky flung down into the hopeless and abysmal night of the wilderness.
Pennzoil management has produced this abysmal record even though Pennzoil received a $3 billion windfall from its litigation settlement with Texaco.
ONWARD AND AWKWARD: Despite an abysmal sound system and a gratingly bad (and endlessly repeated) theme song, the Movieline Hollywood Life third annual Breakthrough Awards managed to bring out the best of old and new in Tinseltown.
Defendants announced that orders for DSPC's B-series chipsets were so abysmal that DSPC had discontinued production until a specific order was placed.
In this effort, politicians are aided by an abysmal level of economic understanding among the population, as indicated by a Gallup poll that found only 39 percent of household heads could give a correct answer to a question of basic economic information.
org/emdb), in stark contrast to the market's abysmal 1997 performance, when it was down around 90% from its highs.
Los Angeles School Superintendent Roy Romer found himself caught Thursday between two serious problems: The epidemic of childhood obesity and students' abysmal knowledge of science.
The track record of economic forecasters engaged in what has been called the 'dismal' science has truly been dismal - even abysmal - over the last five years," said Harry L.
After all, the Bruins are abysmal at stopping teams off the dribble, and backup guard Brian Morrison is UCLA's best on-ball defender.
Shortstop Bobby Crosby has played strong defense, but his hitting has been abysmal.
With the way I played the first three days, three-under was abysmal scoring.