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. His reserve and lack of response were not in accordance with what he knew of Carnally. – For the Allinson Honor by Harold Bindloss
  3. And they've got what I lack. – The Moon out of Reach by Margaret Pedler
  4. 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
  5. I feel so happy, and lack for nothing. – Jerusalem by Selma Lagerlöf
  6. He had no one to consult, and he felt the lack of advice. – One Day's Courtship The Heralds Of Fame by Robert Barr
  7. It is the first time there has been a lack of cars after a round- up. – The Trail Horde by Charles Alden Seltzer
  8. 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
  9. Derec was the sort of friend one might make on Walden for lack of something better. – The Pirates of Ersatz by Murray Leinster
  10. 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 – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  11. The girl's eyes flashed refusal, even while they did not lack in admiration. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. No lack of imagination.... – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
  16. Never troublesome, but for his lack of memory and absence of mind. – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward
  17. 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
  18. Will you pardon my lack of formality and allow me to say good night? – Lola by Owen Davis
  19. But to lack sincerity is to lack soul; it is a body without a spirit. – American Men of Mind by Burton E. Stevenson