The lack of security is unsettling.
All I lack is a playmate to call my own.
His voice was raspy from his own lack of sleep.
Besides, her lack of response in the past had been far more effective.
When the ancients could not find these solutions, it was not for a lack of intelligence but for a lack of technology.
Dean couldn't bring himself to think of any of them seriously, given their lack of reasonable motive.
He slept little, continuing to regret his lack of action throughout the night.
She just shrugged her shoulders as if she could care less about his lack of vocalization and moseyed over to near where Fred and the boy were sitting, the notebook between them.
At least he couldn't blame her for any lack of attention this time.
Dean's lack of proficiency at mountain climbing left him to make do instead of utilizing a more effective and safer method of descent.
His lack of response didn't mean he wasn't aware, and she didn't want to leave him worried that she might do such a thing – especially if he was unable to respond.
On the fourth night they sat cross-legged together discussing their future, or lack thereof.
He's quick to apologize but his regrets sometimes lack sincerity.
The doctor said they could find no reason for him to stay in a coma, except the possibility of brain damage from lack of oxygen or blood loss.
It was his view that "the attainment of human rights in the fullest sense cannot be achieved so long as hundreds of millions of poverty-stricken people lack the basic necessities for life."
Natasha repeated with a smile of pity at her friend's lack of comprehension.
His lack of response sent a painful flush into her neck.
It had been the mildest late winter in years and the lack of high country snow had opened the Jeep roads weeks earlier than usual.
Whatever she found at the Peak had driven her into a forest full of insurgents despite her injury and her lack of familiarity with the forest or the world outside hers.
Although the technique of growing cowpox on cow hides would come, transporting it was difficult due to lack of refrigeration.
I remember in autumn of '87 thinking it was perfectly reasonable to take the red 1964 Corvair convertible for a test drive, despite its lack of functioning brakes.
And if Pierre was often struck by Andrew's lack of capacity for philosophical meditation (to which he himself was particularly addicted), he regarded even this not as a defect but as a sign of strength.
From bison burgers to "Ken's Favorite"--bleu cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayo--there is no lack of meat in this hot spot.
All the activity and lack of sleep was catching up with her and she was exhausted.
He gets stymied at times because of lack of access to certain information sources.
Neither of us mentioned her conversations with Quinn, or the lack thereof.
I asked, confirming my lack of faith in the couple's long term relationship.
I watched as they removed him, a sheet over his body in a clear indication of his lack of immortality.
He surprised himself with his calmness, prompted by a total lack of understanding of the situation.
He continued to stare at her total lack of remorse.
Her walk was unguarded like her mannerisms, a sweet lack of refinement he wasn't sure he liked.
Conversely, in places where prosperity has not risen, lack of these ingredients plays a significant role.
The red-nosed Captain Timokhin, formerly Dolokhov's squadron commander, but now from lack of officers a battalion commander, shyly entered the shed followed by an adjutant and the regimental paymaster.
All the contradictions and obscurities of history and the false path historical science has followed are due solely to the lack of a solution of that question.
The restaurants lack of ambiance is made up for with a wide variety of delicious food.
Paddy's also makes the best spinach and artichoke dip in the area, and the excellent nachos make up for the lack of a Mexican restaurant in the area.
Explanation of our lack of success was unnecessary and we all retired for the night.
Was it because all the stupid clones out there who read this trash lack the brains to come close to finding her?
There had been no mention of the lack of contact from the girl, but all three were disappointed no call had been received.
Why the lack of candor on Shipton's condition?
He stared at her, and she flung the plate at him, furious at his lack of reaction.
Stone-faced, he stared at it, and her face grew warm at his lack of response.
Lack of a full night's sleep had put both Deans in less than top form as they readied breakfast.
The emergency network had not been utilized, which meant that by morning one of the high-ranking men hiding underground would be on the phone to General Greene to complain about the lack of gin.
The four men were clean, neatly dressed, and without the signs of lack of sleep or food that Brady's men displayed.
This feeling began to agitate me with a vexing, forward-reaching sense of a lack that should be filled.
"I make bold to ask your excellency to move a little for this gentleman," said the postmaster, entering the room followed by another traveler, also detained for lack of horses.
The doctor, whether from lack of means or because he did not like to part from his young wife in the early days of their marriage, took her about with him wherever the hussar regiment went and his jealousy had become a standing joke among the hussar officers.
He could not stop what was going on before him and around him and was supposed to be directed by him and to depend on him, and from its lack of success this affair, for the first time, seemed to him unnecessary and horrible.
He'll show you what law is! the mob were saying as if reproving one another for their lack of confidence.
Its lack of a master, a name, or even of a breed or any definite color did not seem to trouble the blue-gray dog in the least.
He had learned that as there is no condition in which man can be happy and entirely free, so there is no condition in which he need be unhappy and lack freedom.
That was a pretty good indication of interest - or lack thereof.
And yet, its little engine hummed along with a surprising lack of noise.
The two drinks and lack of a third caused him to be more direct than normal politeness would dictate.
And then there was that other thing – their love life, or lack thereof.
She'd not thought twice about their lack of police uniforms but was now struck by it.
The barracks area was heavily guarded, but she was struck by the lack of activity in the part of the castle that normally hummed with life.
Kiera had suspected Romas to be independently wealthy by his complete lack of concern for being anywhere but with Evelyn for the last three months.
Some plans he couldn't use for lack of manpower, timing constraints, or other battle-related reasons, but some were brilliant.
At his lack of response, she continued, Ne'Rin disagrees.
On the way home, Jackson cursed himself for his lack of self-control.
His voice was gravelly from lack of use, and his arms and legs felt heavy as he tested them.
The one I felt and still feel most is lack of time.
At times Miss Keller seemed to lack flexibility, her thoughts ran in set phrases which she seemed to have no power to revise or turn over in new ways.
"All the points of our position are in the enemy's hands and we cannot dislodge them for lack of troops, the men are running away and it is impossible to stop them," he reported.
A movie or a trip to town was suggested and met with a distinct lack of enthusiasm.
The blood loss and lack of food made her dizzy.
Betsy had confessed to Mr. Cooms her frustration over the lack of information regarding the outcome of our tips.
He drew back and looked down at her with troubled eyes, seeking the cause for her lack of response.
Although he was close to passing out from lack of air, Connor rasped, "Got it."
Lavater would have said I lack the bump of paternity.
I'll call it a dream for lack of another word but that's not what I experienced.
Mums thought the lack of good parenting was why Lori went wild.
The old man was as nattily attired in his customary fashion, but his eyes betrayed his lack of sleep.