Usage examples for lack

  1. And, in truth, Ephraim did look many years older than Susannah, for his figure was bowed somewhat for lack of strength. – The Mormon Prophet by Lily Dougall
  2. She knew that she would be condemned, either by words or by the lack of them; it was nearly equal to her by which. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  3. He had no one to consult, and he felt the lack of advice. – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
  4. In The Trap, a four- act play developed from a vaudeville sketch, lack of good emphasis went far to spoil an interesting play. – Dramatic Technique by George Pierce Baker
  5. Well, I don't see that you've anything to do but open your mouth; there's no lack of smoke here. – San-Cravate; or, The Messengers; Little Streams by Charles Paul de Kock
  6. All I will say is that those philosophical considerations which the pedagogues of this school put at the basis of their theory not only fail to be absolutely correct, not only have nothing in common with real philosophy, but even lack a clear, definite expression with which the majority of the pedagogues might agree. – Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales by Leo Tolstoy
  7. I feel so happy, and lack for nothing. – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  8. There was no lack of conversation then. – The New Tenant by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  9. His reserve and lack of response were not in accordance with what he knew of Carnally. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  10. Derec was the sort of friend one might make on Walden for lack of something better. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  11. It is this religious issue, everywhere present, which gives dignity to a struggle which otherwise does often sadly lack it. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  12. And they've got what I lack. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  13. So walked to Westminster, very fine fair dry weather, but all cry out for lack of rain. – Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete Transcribed From The Shorthand Manuscript In The Pepysian Library Magdalene College Cambridge By The Rev. Mynors Bright by Samuel Pepys Commentator: Lord Braybrooke
  14. Do not let her lack for anything; take that." – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  15. Will you pardon my lack of formality and allow me to say good night? – Lola by Owen Davis
  16. Never troublesome, but for his lack of memory and absence of mind. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  17. The girl's eyes flashed refusal, even while they did not lack in admiration. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  18. No lack of imagination.... – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
  19. It is the first time there has been a lack of cars after a round- up. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  20. But to lack sincerity is to lack soul; it is a body without a spirit. – American Men of Mind by Burton E. Stevenson