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Lack (verb neuter)

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To Lack. v.n.

  1. To be in want.

    The lions do lack and suffer hunger. Common Prayer.

  2. To be wanting.

    Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous; wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five? Gen. viii. 28.

    There was nothing lacking to them: David recovered all. 1 Sam. xxx. 19.

    That which was lacking on your part, they have supplied. 1 Cor. xvi. 17.

Sources: The Bible - 1. Corinthians (15) · The Bible - 1. Samuel (18) · Common Prayer (8) · The Bible - Genesis (48)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Lack (verb neuter)." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 5, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5734.


  1. The quote from the Book of Common Prayer can also be found in Psalm xxxiv. 10.

    The quote from Genesis is from book xviii, not viii.

  2. Brandi on July 15th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

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