Definition of 'lack'
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The civil service suffers most from a lack of technical knowledge. Times, Sunday Times (2017)These are practical people who may lack social skills. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are likely to be practical and physically able but may lack social skills. The Sun (2016)We were just lacking in quality at times. The Sun (2016)His lack of experience is a worry. The Sun (2016)They did not go on trial due to a lack of evidence. The Sun (2017)Here they were chopped too small and lacked enough crackle of the fire. Times, Sunday Times (2017)He was booked for showing frustration, which showed a lack of understanding and maybe empathy. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Or, indeed, the almost complete lack of it. The Sun (2016)His chief finding was that lack of supply was'not to blame for soaring house prices '. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The lack of information has left employees confused about where to seek help. The Sun (2009) Total lack of use does lead to muscle weakness and muscle wasting. M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989)Those who enjoyed their hospitality will testify to the complete lack of side displayed by the couple. Tommy Cooper: Always Leave Them Laughing (2006)We lack the power to save ourselves from so many scary things in our world. Christianity Today (2000)There is a chronic lack of people wishing to be foster carers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The researchers said that a lack of counselling may be to blame for failure to quit. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Prices are also being driven up by a chronic lack of supply. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Lack of experience is a slight worry but she looked streetwise on her sole outing so far. The Sun (2016)This lack of understanding is still there. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It lacks enough of the right sort of artists. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She lacks something real to connect with. The Sun (2013)Though her husband lacked the expertise in her subject he by no means lacked the interest. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His resignation letter reportedly complained of shortages and lack of healthcare and other support for his men. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The lack of language means that he can play all over the world. Times, Sunday Times (2012)This is a total lack of respect towards the coach who did so much for him. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Their biggest error is a lack of judgment in posting this video on to the internet. The Sun (2008)These people should face criminal charges for their lack of care. The Sun (2008)Your lack of general knowledge is a running joke. The Sun (2012)There is a total lack of confidence in his ability to deal with the aerial stuff. The Sun (2014)Like their complete lack of conviction when it matters most. The Sun (2016)Some people worry about loss of muscle bulk and power from lack of use. M. E. Post-Viral Fatigue Syndrome - How To Live With It (1989) People who may lack confidence or status in the real world can find it here. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Distraught relatives at Cairo airport complained of a lack of information. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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