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verb as in do not have

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His public statement about the Pacers could indicate that a lack of outside interest in trading for his services limited his options.

That inactivity probably points to a lack of interest in this year’s top-tier prospects.

That’s why training works the way it does—or more precisely, it’s why lack of training makes us unfit.

The reduction could also be an evolutionary response to a lack of predators.

Just as Anna Tuchman told us today about the efficacy, or lack thereof, of TV advertising, Steve Tadelis is dying to tell us what he’s learned about the efficacy of digital advertising, and how the whole digital-ad ecosystem works.

The court ruled she lacked the maturity to make her own medical decisions.

He acknowledged the theories but his voice lacked conviction.

The 2014 election was a wipeout, progressives say, because Democrats lacked a bold economic message to inspire voters.

Moscow officials insist that the hospitals listed for closure lacked professional services and often stayed half empty.

He was no teacher, and he lacked the tact required in getting along with his classes.

Fine soldier as he was, he lacked the essentials of the successful general—imagination and moral courage.

The ceremony inevitably lacked certain of the traditional accessories that strangely influenced the popular mind.

There might be in the school boys base enough to charge that he lacked spirit in his attitude of armed neutrality.

She was hungry again, for the Highcamp dinner, though of excellent quality, had lacked abundance.

All the rest of the family—Assiers and Tchaikovskys alike—not only lacked musical talent, but were indifferent to the art.


On this page you'll find 15 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to lacked, such as: need, require, want, miss, minus, and out.

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