He failed in his attempt to persuade her.= He failed to persuade her.
My courage failed me on that important occasion.
Mike thought he'd pass the exam, but the teacher failed him.
Failure is the mother of success.
The party turned out to be a complete failure.
A car accident occurred because of the taxi driver's carelessness．
It occurred to me that it's John's birthday tomorrow.
They charged me $500 for fixing the television.
Did you charge the battery for the digital comera?
The police charged the man with robbery.
he booklet is free of charge.
He was arrested on a charge of car theft.
Who takes charge of this department?
The taxi driver overcharged me for the ride to the airport.
Healthy puppies and kittens are very playful animals.
The entire staff of that company were against the new policy.
I'm sorry, but your guess is entirely wrong.
Knowledge is power.
John has a good knowledge of Chinese history.