Since CBS lacks a cable channel, she has claimed the nearest available real estate.
Andrew claims that he lacks feelings, but characters and events are lovingly—or obsessively—described.
In fact, the Midwest is the only region where Clinton lacks a definite lead.
Britain lacks an elected and respected figurehead, above party politics, who could provide wise counsel to the government.
Duhozanye has the land and the need, but lacks the $300,000 it will cost to build and sustain.
But to my mind Clifton Hampden lacks that indefinable quality of charm found in such abundance elsewhere.
We do not fulminate against a treatise on Quaternions because it lacks humor.
I love her, but she lacks that prudent hesitancy which so often gives a man his power over circumstances.
When he's got that, no matter what else he lacks, you've got something to build on.
It lacks strength, and that was the reason it was dethroned in a period when strength was everything.
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.