lack


lack
01. He wasn't able to go out with his friends, due to a [lack] of money.
02. She won't get promoted to a management position because she [lacks] the ability to make difficult decisions.
03. He's a smart enough guy, but sometimes I think he just [lacks] common sense.
04. The local hospital [lacks] the facilities necessary to deal with this kind of medical emergency.
05. He didn't get the job, due to a [lack] of experience.
06. After having been apart for three months, my wife and I certainly didn't have a [lack] of things to talk about.
07. The book I got out of the library [lacked] the information I needed to finish my report, so I'll have to find a better one.
08. We [lack] the necessary software to run this computer program.
09. Eric Butterworth once remarked that poverty is a way of living and thinking, and not just a [lack] of money or things.
10. Gustave Flaubert once said that to be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is [lacking], all is lost.
11. There is an Egyptian proverb which states that silence is more than just a [lack] of words.
12. There is an Irish proverb which observes that there is no need like the [lack] of a friend.
13. There is an Italian proverb which states that he who has nothing, [lacks] nothing.
14. There is a Swiss proverb which states that the poor [lack] much, but the greedy more.
15. On his first voyage to the South Pacific in 1768, Captain Cook lost 41 of his 98-man crew to illness caused by a [lack] of vitamin C.
16. [Lack] of sleep is becoming such a problem for American adults that 8 percent say they occasionally or frequently fall asleep at work, and 19 percent say they make errors because of sleepiness.
17. Inexperienced language learners often [lack] the learning strategies necessary for independent study of a second language.
18. [Lack] of motivation, and the inability to enjoy favorite activities are just a couple of the symptoms of depression.
19. More than one billion people on our planet [lack] access to safe drinking water.
20. W. C. Fields once joked that reality is an illusion that occurs due to the [lack] of alcohol.
21. Early attempts to teach chimpanzees to speak were unsuccessful because the animals [lack] the necessary vocal equipment.
22. A recent study in Hong Kong suggests that [lack] of regular physical activity kills more people than smoking.

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  • Lack — Lack …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • lack — vb Lack, want, need, require are comparable when meaning to be without something, especially something essential or greatly to be desired. Lack may imply either an absence or a shortage in the supply or amount of that something {the house lacks a …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • lack — I verb be bereft of, be deficient, be deprived of, be desirous, be destitute, be in need, be in want, be inadequate, be inferior, be insufficient, be needy, be poor, be wanting, be without, crave, desiderate, desire, fall short, feel a dearth,… …   Law dictionary

  • lack — ⇒LACK, subst. masc. Vieilli. Unité de compte en Perse et en Inde. Lack de roupies. Cent mille roupies. Le riche nabab qui (...) rêve au monceau d or de ses lacks de roupies (COPPÉE, Poés., t. 2, 1883, p. 244). Prononc. et Orth. : [lak]. Att. ds… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lack — [lak], der; [e]s, e: [farbloses] flüssiges Gemisch, mit dem z. B. Möbel angestrichen werden und das nach dem Trocknen einen glänzenden Überzug bildet: farbloser, roter, schnell trocknender Lack; der Lack springt ab, blättert ab, bekommt Risse. *… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • lack — Ⅰ. lack UK US /læk/ noun [S or U] ► a situation in which there is not enough of something, or something is not available: serious/severe lack of sth »Many of these communities are having to cope with a severe lack of resources. » Lack of time is… …   Financial and business terms

  • lack — verb. The use with for meaning ‘to be short of something’ in negative contexts seems to have originated in the 19c: • If you are inclined to undertake the search, I have so provided that you will not lack for means Rider Haggard, 1887 • Here s… …   Modern English usage

  • Lack — (l[a^]k), n. [OE. lak; cf. D. lak slander, laken to blame, OHG. lahan, AS. le[ a]n.] 1. Blame; cause of blame; fault; crime; offense. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] 2. Deficiency; want; need; destitution; failure; as, a lack of sufficient food.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lack — Lack, v. i. 1. To be wanting; often, impersonally, with of, meaning, to be less than, short, not quite, etc. [1913 Webster] What hour now? I think it lacks of twelve. Shak. [1913 Webster] Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty. Gen. xvii …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lack — Sm std. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus it. lacca f., das über arab. lakk und pers. lāk auf pāli lākhā f. zurückgeht. Dieses aus ai. lākṣā f. Lack , das wohl zu ai. rájyati färbt sich, rötet sich gehört, also eigentlich (rote) Färbung . Der… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Lack — Lack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lacked} (l[a^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Lacking}.] 1. To blame; to find fault with. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Love them and lakke them not. Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster] 2. To be without or destitute of; to want; to need. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English