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fall by the wayside

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Happiness lies neither in vice nor in virtue; but in the manner we appreciate the one and the other, and the choice we make pursuant to our individual organization.
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Verb

to fall by the wayside

  1. (idiomatic) To fail to be completed, particularly for lack of interest; to be left out.

Quotations

1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version)[1] Mark 4:3,4 (Parable of the sower)

Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: / And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up.

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