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 Meanings and Examples of LACKING
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lacking
 n.  the state of needing something that is absent or unavailable
 v.  be without
Example Sentence: (169 in 12 pages)
1  A diet lacking in nutritional value will not keep a person healthy.
2  The room is lacking in color.
3  Her life felt lacking in direction and purpose.
4  Once again her life felt lacking in direction.
5  The final scene was dismayingly lacking in theatrical effect.
6  What is lacking is the political will to get anything done about global warming.
7  The editor of the newspaper was condemned as lacking integrity.
8  He is completely lacking in responsibility.
9  He is totally lacking in the kind of analytical, logical, thoughtful intelligence needed by a leader, much less a President.
10  Matthew, who happens to be a bit lacking in ethics, is a key executive for a major pharmaceutical company.
11  Patterson seems like a decent fellow, but lacking in assertive leadership skills.
12  John is a gourmand lacking self restraint; if he enjoys a particular cuisine, he eats far too much of it.
13  The reviewer roundly condemned the play as a hodgepodge of random and purposeless encounters carried out by a cast lacking any uniformity of accent or style.
14  Story lines are never lacking in the annual Ohio-Michigan rivalry, the latter is looking to snap a six-game losing streak, and then knocks off Northwestern in the title game.
15  The manager lacks administrative ability.
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  "It is not the will which is lacking," said a voice.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER VI—FATHER FAUCHELEVENT
2  But she smiled on him with that sublime smile in which two teeth were lacking.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER I—THE BEGINNING OF REPOSE
3  She stopped; the conclusion of her sentence would have been lacking in respect towards the beginning.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER V—A SUITABLE TOMB
4  Nothing like it had been seen since the taking of the great redoubt of the Muskowa by the heavy cavalry; Murat was lacking here, but Ney was again present.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IX—THE UNEXPECTED
5  Madeleine; all that he had foreseen during his night of fever and hesitation was realized; lacking him, there actually was a soul lacking.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—NUMBER 24,601 BECOMES NUMBER 9,430
6  So the child, who was greatly terrified at the idea of going to the spring at night, took great care that water should never be lacking in the house.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I—THE WATER QUESTION AT MONTFERMEIL
7  A theatre worthy of this great talent was lacking.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—TWO COMPLETE PORTRAITS
8  Thirsty people were never lacking there; but their thirst was of the sort which applies to the jug rather than to the pitcher.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III—MEN MUST HAVE WINE, AND HORSES MUST HAVE WATE...
9  Where gratings are not lacking, iron bars are not lacking.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—MOTHER INNOCENTE
10  No trait of the universal face is lacking in the profile of Paris.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER X—ECCE PARIS, ECCE HOMO
11  explain our indigant situation to you, lacking bread and fire.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER III—QUADRIFRONS
12  Under the Restoration, the nation had grown accustomed to calm discussion, which had been lacking under the Republic, and to grandeur in peace, which had been wanting under the Empire.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WELL CUT
13  Hardly installed, it was already everywhere conscious of vague movements of traction on the apparatus of July so recently laid, and so lacking in solidity.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV—CRACKS BENEATH THE FOUNDATION
14  No singularity was lacking to this still subterranean crisis, which was already perceptible.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
15  It was usually when money was lacking in the house that Jean Valjean took these little trips.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—COSETTE'S APPREHENSIONS