Maybe that was why his response lacked the usual mocking humor.
The truth was, Carmen lacked the confidence to make decisions.
His smile lacked sincerity.
It was balanced perilously between a small town that lacked only a sheriff, and a booming frontier town.
I guess we both lacked experience.
We knew some of our tips never came to fruition simply because authorities lacked the probable cause to arrest the perpetrator.
I realized those receiving our tips lacked a reason to share our absolute confidence.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"It would be a wasted day," Dean answered but his voice lacked conviction and he couldn't think of a good excuse.
What the man lacked in tact and diplomacy, he made up for in eloquence.
What she possessed in exuberance, she lacked in coordination, though.
He turned and trudged across the corral, his shoulders were slumped and his walk lacked its usual spring.
He pulled her into his arms and kissed her tenderly, but his affection lacked sincerity.
Maybe she lacked taste, but she knew what she liked.
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.
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.
And so the fun went on until the clock showed that it lacked only ten minutes till school would be dismissed.
It lacked only one minute till the bell would strike the time for dismissal.
We just lacked these means to do it before.
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.
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.
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.