"It would be a wasted day," Dean answered but his voice lacked conviction and he couldn't think of a good excuse.
And so the fun went on until the clock showed that it lacked only ten minutes till school would be dismissed.
Unfortunately, many of the books I needed had not been embossed in time for me to begin with the classes, and I lacked important apparatus for some of my studies.
Of the three precepts of Freemasonry Pierre realized that he did not fulfill the one which enjoined every Mason to set an example of moral life, and that of the seven virtues he lacked two--morality and the love of death.
While she despised the man, her feelings still lacked a motive to sever his rope in cold blood and watch him plummet down to the rocks and churning river below.
He turned and trudged across the corral, his shoulders were slumped and his walk lacked its usual spring.
He lacked the lofty intellect of a Cosimo or a Lorenzo, and the atmosphere of libertyloving Siena with its ever-changing factions was in no way suited to his purpose.
He pulled her into his arms and kissed her tenderly, but his affection lacked sincerity.
It lacked only one minute till the bell would strike the time for dismissal.
It lacked only half a minute now.
He wished to take a decision, but felt with dismay that in this matter he lacked that strength of will which he had known in himself and really possessed.
It was balanced perilously between a small town that lacked only a sheriff, and a booming frontier town.
We knew some of our tips never came to fruition simply because authorities lacked the probable cause to arrest the perpetrator.
She lacked Jake's golden tongue, and her bluntness had gotten her in trouble more than once.
How many humans were dead because he lacked the strength to face his instincts?
Poor Martha lacked even a minimal paper trail on her short, disjointed life.
The government was weak and lacked moral support in the whole island.
Herculano had greater book learning than Scott, but lacked descriptive talent and skill in dialogue.
As the coalition lacked the necessary majority, it was reduced to gathering support piecemeal among the more neutral groups: and for this task Pa g e, who became Premier in Jan.
He had in the highest degree a practical tenacity which Pierre lacked, and without fuss or strain on his part this set things going.
There was nothing wrong or unseemly in what they said, it was witty and might have been funny, but it lacked just that something which is the salt of mirth, and they were not even aware that such a thing existed.
That marriage lacked the dual significance it should have had.
Natasha spoke to Pierre about her brother's life and doings, of how she had suffered and lacked life during his own absence, and of how she was fonder than ever of Mary, and how Mary was in every way better than herself.
Maybe that was why his response lacked the usual mocking humor.
The truth was, Carmen lacked the confidence to make decisions.
We not only lacked an exact time, but the in the turmoil of Martha's delivery, Betsy didn't spot the announcement in her usual timely manner.
I knew craved forgiveness from the others, but lacked the capability to attain it.
He was an excellent speaker and unabashedly told the gathering how he'd found the local sheriff's office in disarray and how it lacked up-to-date tools to deal with modern problems.
There was a gentle air around the woman, and her large brown eyes lacked the rigid stoniness of her husband's.
Besides, Edith had the pen in her possession so he lacked any opportunity to change it back to the color she used years earlier when she wrote the suicide note.
He lacked opportunity, money or reason to take off.
This project, which lacked neither ability nor audacity, foundered upon Louis XV.'s invincible jealousy of the growth of Russian influence in eastern Europe and his fear of offending the Porte.
But if he lacked the brilliant qualities of his impulsive, jovial father, he possessed in a high degree the compensating virtues of moderation, sobriety and self-control.
Up till his thirtieth year he dabbled in verse, but he had little ear for metrical music, and he lacked the spiritual impulsiveness of the true poet.
By Baler Wesley was convinced that he lacked" that faith whereby alone we are saved."
He wore an air of authority yet never lacked address, or "assumed anything to himself above his contemporaries."
Moreover, the work was intended to be in one act, and is now so performed at Bayreuth; and, although it is very long for a one-act opera, this is certainly the only form which does justice to Wagner's conception.1 Spohr's appreciation of Der fliegende Hollander is a remarkable point in musical history; and his criticism that Wagner's style (in Tannhauser) " lacked rounded periods " shows the best effect of that style on a well-disposed contemporary mind.
He was unable to gain general acceptance of his doctrine of elements; and, strangely enough, the theory which next dominated chemical thought was an alchemical invention, and lacked the lucidity and perspicuity of Boyle's views.
The rapid loss of the new conquests after 447 proved that Athens lacked a sufficient land-army to defend permanently so extensive a frontier.
This, the longest of his works, added much to existing knowledge, especially as to the relations between England and the continent, but it lacked something of the freshness of his earlier books; he was over seventy when it was completed, and he was never quite at home in dealing with the parliamentary foundations of English public life.
Though he lacked the brilliant qualities of his rival Wallqvist, Nordin had the same alertness and penetration, and was infinitely more stable and disinterested.
Explanations had indeed been put forward by men as eminent as Berzelius and Liebig, but they lacked experimental foundation.