Sentence for lack | Use lack in a sentence

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  • Such a frolic lad, good lack! (10)
  • Such a tricksy lad, good lack! (10)
  • What did it lack? (12)
  • Lack at these two! (10)
  • That is what their rulers lack. (10)
  • I congratulated myself on her lack of sentiment. (10)
  • Or can you accuse me of a lack of plain speaking? (12)
  • The lack of capital had tripped him at every turn. (13)
  • And she had no lack of chance to see that metamorphosis. (8)
  • Hippias, when he could forget himself, did not lack sense. (10)
  • Lack of influence there had thrown him on the world at forty. (16)
  • And until this month to lack confidence had never been his wont. (8)
  • Freaks and rash experiments are also shut out by lack of means. (16)
  • The last was given with a roar, for lack of her immediate response. (10)
  • We were but three at table, but there was no lack of entertainment. (10)
  • That this is not due to lack of innate power is shown by his oratorios. (3)
  • All unhappiness was fear and lack of vitality to live the present fully. (8)
  • From that lack of confidence he would like at once to dissociate himself. (8)
  • He would not for the world have let her know that he ever felt that lack. (8)
  • You reproach us with lack of common sense, as if the belly were its seat. (10)
  • His lack of discernment in treating the princess to it ruined my patience. (10)
  • I have just found a wanton-scented tress In an old desk, dusty for lack of use. (10)
  • Thus, dreadfully, was revealed to him the lack of imagination in the human being. (8)
  • And yet even while I was exulting in my solitude I became aware of a strange lack. (2)
  • He devised continually all manner of cover to conceal his enforced lack of exertion. (8)
  • No, it was not exactly resignation, it was rather sheer lack of commercial instinct. (8)
  • From their lack of fresh food, scurvy rioted amongst them, and out of 110 men 25 died. (19)
  • Her extravagance could be checked, and her complete lack of judgment could be corrected. (12)
  • It was late in the evening, almost midnight, indeed, and there had been no lack of punch. (1)
  • Greater Grub Street is not given to reviling the public for lack of ideals or appreciation. (16)
  • Greece was my lamp: burnt out for lack of oil; Rome, Python Rome, prey of its robber spoil! (10)
  • But there was no lack of animation in her little steel-grey eyes, nor of decision in her manner. (8)
  • Her unresponsive manner with him was not due to lack of fire in the blood or a loss of tenderness. (10)
  • That might seem to indicate a certain lack of confidence in the special proposal before the meeting. (8)
  • No deterioration of the stock was apprehended, still the nation must be accused of a lack of vigilance. (10)
  • She did not lack force, but it was directed into other, and for the time being, more important channels. (3)
  • The lack of rhythmic effect and the holding over of notes past the accented beat is shown in this exercise. (3)
  • To be so near to death has done me good; I shall not lack courage any more till the wind blows on my grave. (8)
  • I have tried it since then with every sort of accent and inflection, but I seem to lack the sense of humour. (2)
  • Hence his tragic operas, though often admirable in detail, lack the sustained strength demanded by their subjects. (3)
  • Religion, the lack of which in him the Countess deplored, would have guided him and silenced the internal strife. (10)
  • This lack of proper-size framing timbers saved the builder money but would cost the buyer a pretty penny some day. (17)
  • Sympathy we need, of course, and encouragement; but I am not sure that the lack of these is not a very good thing, too. (9)
  • How would the world go round, how could Society exist, without common-sense, practical ability, and the lack of sympathy? (8)
  • Ready for anything; venal through and through; stopping at nothing; cruel by nature, and consistent through lack of mind. (12)
  • She saw the pale-faced family that had given her shelter, and moaned for lack of a way of helping them and comforting them. (10)
  • This piece is grandly planned, but like other orchestral works of Strauss, its themes are not melodic and lack musical charm. (3)
  • It is this actual lack of experience, whatever verbal knowledge they have, which makes all the difference and all the trouble. (8)
  • Unfortunately at a loss for a biting retort, Raikes was reduced to that plain confession of a lack of wit; he offered combat. (10)
  • To such natures, to be gripped by the Nemesis which attends the lack of self-control is no reason for being more self-controlled. (8)
  • I lack a norm of what is necessary and what is dispensable, and I lack it especially where others are concerned. (12)
  • While this lively work had been doing in the center, there had been no lack of diligence elsewhere, and now all were as busy as bees. (7)
  • It was falling dark; and in the tremulous sky clouds were piled up, and drifted here and there with a sort of endless lack of purpose. (8)
  • I fancy it did not lack recognition in its time, altogether, for I used to see it in Italian and French translations on the bookstalls. (9)
  • He founded a distinctly national school which, for the lack of a successor of equal gifts, was destined to succumb to foreign influences. (3)
  • The superior vocal ability of the Italians was acknowledged, but the lack of rhythmic form in their music made an unfavorable impression. (3)
  • Those who charged her with a lamentable lack of perseverance were right; the linen which she began to hem fell into her lap only too soon. (5)
  • But Miss Shirley seemed to have grace enough, of a feeble and broken sort, for both, and he resolved to supply his own lack with sincerity. (9)
  • In face they were commonplace, with nothing but the American poetry of vivid purpose to light them up, where they did not wholly lack fire. (9)
  • Now, many books lack interest for any one; of those that remain, many lack interest for readers of a particular publication. (16)
  • His man-of-the-world, political shrewdness had been superimposed by life on a nature whose prime strength was its practicality and lack of imagination. (8)
  • Nevertheless, it all led gradually to the development of the fourth type of construction, which is called the platform-frame, for lack of a better name. (17)
  • He was reproached for its difficulty, for its lack of pleasing melodies, for the audacious harmonies which many critics considered inexcusable dissonances. (3)

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Definition of lack:

  • lack, lak, v.t. and v.i. to want: to be in want: to be destitute of: to miss. | n. want: destitution. | ns. lack’-all, one who is destitute; lack’-brain (_shak._), a fool. | adjs. lack’-lin’en (_shak._), wanting linen; lack’-lus’tre, wanting brightness. | n. a want of brightness. (0)

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