from The Century Dictionary.
- Wanting; deficient; absent; missing: not used attributively.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Prov. Scot. & Eng. Missing; wanting.
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missing; wanting, deficient, absent
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But Middlemas resolved not to be awanting to himself.
She set off to Edinburgh to get what was awanting for his outfit, and shortly afterwards received melancholy news from the Highlands.
“And mine also was not awanting,” said Oliver Proudfute,
A second knock brought no reply from within the house; but caused a woman over the way to look out and inquire who that was, awanting Mrs
Yet the usual signs of approach to an enormous city were awanting — dwarfed trees, market-gardens, cockney arbours, in which citizens smoke their pipes in the evening, and imagine themselves in Arcadia, rows of small houses, and a murky canopy of smoke.
Jesters and jugglers were not awanting, nor was the occasion of the assembly supposed to render the exercise of their profession indecorous or improper.
In proof of this important fact we have seen, that when this object is successfully gained, all the previous steps have been homologated and confirmed; whereas, whenever this crowning operation is awanting, all the preceding labour of the pupil becomes useless and vain, his knowledge gradually melts from the memory, and is ultimately lost.
The cause and the effect invariably follow each other both in old and young; for whenever a new idea is perceived and reiterated by the pupil, -- if it should be but once, -- the knowledge of the child is to that extent increased; but whenever this act of the mind is awanting, there can be no additional information received; -- the increase of knowledge is found to be impossible.
And yet -- and yet -- in that sorrow-free existence that he promised, might there not still be something awanting to one who had once known tears?
If this object can be successfully attained, then the proper means for the intellectual improvement of the child are secured; but as long as it is awanting, his mental cultivation is either left to chance, or to the capricious decision of his own will; -- for experience shews, that although a child may be compelled to read, or to repeat the