Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of lack.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lack.

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Examples

  • The threat of relegation is a great trial of judgment that can make the Premier League riveting even when the competition for the title lacks intrigue.

    Fear of failure adds worth and wonder to winter buys | Kevin McCarra

  • Hmmm. I guess it doesn't sound like something you'd immediately grab for from the bookstore shelf, but believe me, what the title lacks in zappy shelf-appeal, it makes up for in honesty and clarity.

    Peter Clothier: Family Fun and Fitness

  • But what Hussein lacks is the $5,600 he says is necessary to rent a storefront, buy supplies and hire two workers at $200 a month.

    U.S. grants help Iraqis launch business dreams

  • Granted, the term lacks a warm-blanket sound, but their appeal lies elsewhere.

    MONEY: IN SEARCH OF A SAFER BET

  • Not a technophobe, myself -- more of a technogrinch or (since that role has forever been tainted) a technocurmudgeon (though the term lacks that certain linguistic liquidity).

    Technophobes, let's catch up!

  • The title lacks the "with Windows Azure" but - trust me - that's what I'll use whenever I need the cloud.

    Site Home

  • I've used the term "miracle" too, but also feel the term lacks solid logical justification.

    Conservapedia - Recent changes [en]

  • The title lacks punctuation, but if it had any, there would be ellipses before the question mark, so audiences can fill in the rest as they see fit.

    NPR Topics: News

  • What this new, untraditional use of the term lacks in venom, it more than makes up for in malapropism, for there is nothing remotely socialist to Henry Paulson's "no banker left behind" bail-out strategy, or to Ben Bernanke's "buy one - get one free" deal on the US Dollar

    Energy Bulletin -

  • What this new, untraditional use of the term lacks in venom, it more than makes up for in malapropism, for there is nothing remotely socialist to Henry Paulson's "no banker left behind" bail-out strategy, or to Ben Bernanke's "buy one - get one free" deal on the US Dollar (offered only to well-connected friends) or to any of the other measures, either attempted or considered, to slow the collapse of the US economy.

    Monkeyfister

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