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Lack (verb active)

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To Lack. v.a. [laecken, to lessen, Dutch.] To want; to need; to be without.

Every good and holy desire, though it lack the form, hath notwithstanding in itself the substance, and with him the force of prayer, who regardeth the very moanings, groans, and sighs of the heart. Hooker, b. v. l. 348.

A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness; thou shalt not lack any thing in it. Deut. viii. 9.

One day we hope thou shalt bring back,
Dear Bolingbroke, the justice that we lack.

Intreat they may; authority they lack. Daniel.

Sources: Daniel, Samuel (28) · The Bible - Deuteronomy (21) · Hooker, Richard (175)

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