Again, this reflects a lack of knowledge about the criminal justice system.
If they were secretaries, take away 15 for lack of originality.
I linked yesterday to Esquire magazine's report on the lack of benefits available to the Navy SEAL who shot bin Laden.
While I disagree with him on some fundamental issues, I am much more concerned with his lack of character.
These perceptions are as equally damning as the lack of sleep itself, Winter says.
The breath was clearly the "element" the lack of which rendered the body inanimate.
The things we lack are more vivid to us, as a rule, than those we have acquired.
Morality is morality, just because it possesses an absolute authoritativeness which they lack.
I am willing to believe that the lack of understanding was my own fault, but a lack of understanding there was.
To them the Americans seemed to lack a proper knowledge of the amenities of life.
c.1300, "absence, want; shortage, deficiency," perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *lac, or else borrowed from Middle Dutch lak "deficiency, fault;" in either case from Proto-Germanic *laka- (cf. Old Frisian lek "disadvantage, damage," Old Norse lakr "lacking"), from PIE *leg- "to dribble, trickle." Middle English also had lackless "without blame or fault."
late 12c., perhaps from Middle Dutch laken "to be wanting," from lak (n.) "deficiency, fault," or an unrecorded native cognate word (see lack (n.)). Related: Lacked; lacking.