We just lacked these means to do it before.
I realized those receiving our tips lacked a reason to share our absolute confidence.
Maybe she lacked taste, but she knew what she liked.
His smile lacked sincerity.
"It would be a wasted day," Dean answered but his voice lacked conviction and he couldn't think of a good excuse.
That marriage lacked the dual significance it should have had.
It lacked only half a minute now.
Poor Martha lacked even a minimal paper trail on her short, disjointed life.
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.
And so the fun went on until the clock showed that it lacked only ten minutes till school would be dismissed.
Maybe that was why his response lacked the usual mocking humor.
The truth was, Carmen lacked the confidence to make decisions.
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.
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.
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?
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.
What the man lacked in tact and diplomacy, he made up for in eloquence.
Dean's scenario lacked conviction and both knew it.
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.
It would have been well if Kossuth had had something more of Gdrgei's calculated ruthlessness, for, as has been truly said, the revolutionary power he had seized could only be held by revolutionary means; but he was by nature soft-hearted and always merciful; though often audacious, he lacked decision in dealing with men.
George Sand was methodical and had a ready pen, but she lacked the more essential qualities of a Parisian journalist,.
The nomination was brought about by the Cordoba clique, and Roca lacked the moral courage to oppose the decision.
What followed in the second and third years of the Celman administration can only adequately be described as a debauchery of the national honour, of the national resources, of the rights of Argentines as citizens of the republic. Buenos Aires was still prostrate under the crushing blow of the misfortunes of 1880, and lacked strength and power of organization necessary to raise any effective protest against the proceedings of Celman and his friends when the true character of these proceedings was first understood.
The same revolution vested supreme authority in a non-resident and inefficient autocrat, whose title gave him the right to interfere in Italian affairs, but who lacked the power and will to rule the people for his own or their advantage.
Those who believe that the Italians would have gained strength by unification in a single monarchy must regret that this Gothic kingdom lacked the elements of stability.
The management of finance was scarcely satisfactory, for though Giolitti, who had succeeded Magliani and Perazzi at the treasury, suppressed the formers illusory pension fund, he lacked the fibre necessary to deal with the enormous deficit of nearly 10,000,000 in 1888-1889, the existence of which both i Perazzi and he had recognized.
His diplomacy, though energetic, lacked steadiness.
In Bothwell also, "the glorious, rash and hazardous young man," romantic, handsome, charming even in his guilt, Mary gained what she lacked in her husband, a lover.
Cyprian had none of that character which makes the reading of Tertullian, whom he himself called his magister, so interesting and piquant, but he possessed other qualities which Tertullian lacked, especially the art of presenting his thoughts in simple, smooth and clear language, yet in a style which is not wanting in warmth and persuasive power.
The result of this enormous labour, albeit worthy of a great historian, clearly showed that the author lacked all sense of historical proportion.
An old popular belief current in different countries, and derived from common observation, connected mosquitoes with malaria, and from time to time this theory found support in more scientific quarters on general grounds, but it lacked demonstration and attracted little attention.
Sabbatai lacked one quality without which enthusiasm is ineffective; he failed to believe in himself.
But Reid lacked the art to give due impressiveness to the important advance which his positions really contain.
His outlook, usually so clear, was blurred by these considerations, and he lacked the strength to force the suggestions which he made in the autumn of 1853 upon his imperious colleagues.
He did not, however, possess the qualities which impress the populace, and he lacked the strength which is one of the essential gifts of a statesman.
But it lacked the elements of true greatness.
Explanations had indeed been put forward by men as eminent as Berzelius and Liebig, but they lacked experimental foundation.
Though he lacked the brilliant qualities of his rival Wallqvist, Nordin had the same alertness and penetration, and was infinitely more stable and disinterested.
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.
The rapid loss of the new conquests after 447 proved that Athens lacked a sufficient land-army to defend permanently so extensive a frontier.
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 wore an air of authority yet never lacked address, or "assumed anything to himself above his contemporaries."
By Baler Wesley was convinced that he lacked" that faith whereby alone we are saved."
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.
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.
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.
It lacked only one minute till the bell would strike the time for dismissal.
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.
He had in the highest degree a practical tenacity which Pierre lacked, and without fuss or strain on his part this set things going.
The government was weak and lacked moral support in the whole island.
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.
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.