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lacked Sentence Examples

  • We just lacked these means to do it before.

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  • I realized those receiving our tips lacked a reason to share our absolute confidence.

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  • Maybe she lacked taste, but she knew what she liked.

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  • His smile lacked sincerity.

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  • "It would be a wasted day," Dean answered but his voice lacked conviction and he couldn't think of a good excuse.

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  • It lacked only half a minute now.

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  • That marriage lacked the dual significance it should have had.

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  • And so the fun went on until the clock showed that it lacked only ten minutes till school would be dismissed.

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  • I guess we both lacked experience.

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  • What she possessed in exuberance, she lacked in coordination, though.

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  • 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.

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  • He turned and trudged across the corral, his shoulders were slumped and his walk lacked its usual spring.

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  • He turned and trudged across the corral, his shoulders were slumped and his walk lacked its usual spring.

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  • It was balanced perilously between a small town that lacked only a sheriff, and a booming frontier town.

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  • 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.

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  • It lacked only one minute till the bell would strike the time for dismissal.

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  • The truth was, Carmen lacked the confidence to make decisions.

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  • We knew some of our tips never came to fruition simply because authorities lacked the probable cause to arrest the perpetrator.

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  • Poor Martha lacked even a minimal paper trail on her short, disjointed life.

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  • He pulled her into his arms and kissed her tenderly, but his affection lacked sincerity.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Maybe that was why his response lacked the usual mocking humor.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Herculano had greater book learning than Scott, but lacked descriptive talent and skill in dialogue.

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  • 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.

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  • He had in the highest degree a practical tenacity which Pierre lacked, and without fuss or strain on his part this set things going.

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  • The government was weak and lacked moral support in the whole island.

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  • 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.

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  • I knew craved forgiveness from the others, but lacked the capability to attain it.

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  • She lacked Jake's golden tongue, and her bluntness had gotten her in trouble more than once.

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  • How many humans were dead because he lacked the strength to face his instincts?

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  • 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.

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  • There was a gentle air around the woman, and her large brown eyes lacked the rigid stoniness of her husband's.

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  • 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.

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  • He lacked opportunity, money or reason to take off.

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  • What the man lacked in tact and diplomacy, he made up for in eloquence.

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  • Dean's scenario lacked conviction and both knew it.

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  • 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.

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  • George Sand was methodical and had a ready pen, but she lacked the more essential qualities of a Parisian journalist,.

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  • The nomination was brought about by the Cordoba clique, and Roca lacked the moral courage to oppose the decision.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • His diplomacy, though energetic, lacked steadiness.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The result of this enormous labour, albeit worthy of a great historian, clearly showed that the author lacked all sense of historical proportion.

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  • Sabbatai lacked one quality without which enthusiasm is ineffective; he failed to believe in himself.

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  • But Reid lacked the art to give due impressiveness to the important advance which his positions really contain.

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  • 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.

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  • But it lacked the elements of true greatness.

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  • Explanations had indeed been put forward by men as eminent as Berzelius and Liebig, but they lacked experimental foundation.

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  • Though he lacked the brilliant qualities of his rival Wallqvist, Nordin had the same alertness and penetration, and was infinitely more stable and disinterested.

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  • 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.

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  • The rapid loss of the new conquests after 447 proved that Athens lacked a sufficient land-army to defend permanently so extensive a frontier.

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  • 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.

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  • He wore an air of authority yet never lacked address, or "assumed anything to himself above his contemporaries."

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  • By Baler Wesley was convinced that he lacked" that faith whereby alone we are saved."

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  • 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.

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  • The nomination was brought about by the Cordoba clique, and Roca lacked the moral courage to oppose the decision.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Sabbatai lacked one quality without which enthusiasm is ineffective; he failed to believe in himself.

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  • The rapid loss of the new conquests after 447 proved that Athens lacked a sufficient land-army to defend permanently so extensive a frontier.

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  • 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.

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  • Francis, who had been the early friend of Burke, supplied him with the personal animus against Hastings, and with the knowledge of detail, which he might otherwise have lacked.

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  • The transference of the seat of government to Jibuti in May 1896 and the building of the railway to Harrar gave the protectorate a stability which it had previously lacked.

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  • Thus it was, partly because the habit of acceptance of authority, waning but far from extirpated, dictated to the clinical observer what he should see; partly because the eye of the clinical observer lacked that special training which the habit and influence of experimental verification alone can give, that physicians, even acute and practised physicians, failed to see many and many a symptomatic series which went through its evolutions conspicuously enough, and needed for its appreciation no unknown aids or methods of research, nor any further advances of pathology.

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  • The diseases of children have not lacked the renewed attention, the successful investigation, and the valuable new lights which have been given to other departments of medicine.

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  • Hotheaded and impulsive, he lacked judgment.

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  • Here, then, was the central body, under their direct control, which inhabitants of London had hitherto lacked.

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  • The disproportionate height and narrowness of the building lend it a certain distinction which otherwise it would have lacked.

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  • Even now, when his authority was at its highest, when his fame filled the land, and the vast cathedral and its precincts lacked space for the crowds flocking to hear him, his enemies were secretly preparing his downfall.

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  • The Roman empire of the German nation was indeed less universal and less theocratic under Otto, its restorer, than under Charlemagne, but what it lacked in splendour it gained in stability.

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  • The ordinary citizens were roused to assert their rights, and they found a leader in Vincenz Fettmilch, who carried the contest to dangerous excesses, but lacked ability to bring it to a successful issue.

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  • Two faults, however, marred the workfirst, the shapes were clumsy and unpleasing, being copied from bronzes whose solidity justified forms unsuited to thin enamelled vessels; secondly, the colors, sombre and somewhat impure, lacked the glow and mellowness that give decorative superiority to the technically inferior Chinese enamels of the later Ming and early Tsing eras.

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  • Holstenius was a man of unwearied industry and immense learning, but he lacked the persistency to carry out the vast literary schemes he had planned.

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  • In formulating these facts Liebig at first retained the dualistic conception of the structure of acids; but he shortly afterwards perceived that this view lacked generality since the halogen acids, which contained no oxygen but yet formed salts exactly similar in properties to those containing oxygen, could not be so regarded.

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  • While he lacked in diplomacy the arts of a Louis XIV.

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  • The creed in all its forms lies behind worship, which it preserves from idolatry, and behind ethics, to which it supplies a motive power which the pre-Christian system so manifestly lacked.

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  • Although he lacked oratorical fluency, his short speeches, like his writings, were forceful; his plain dress and unassuming ways helped to make him extremely popular with the common people, in whom he had much greater faith than his cousin John had; and, above all, he was an eminently successful manager of men.

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  • Trajan never lacked money to expend on great works of public utility; as a builder, he may fairly be compared with Augustus.

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  • Whatever great qualities he may have lacked he certainly possessed industry and patience in the highest degree.

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  • He was not a great original thinker; he lacked the creative faculty and the creative impulse.

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  • But he lacked business thrift, inherited a disposition to endorse for his friends, and was often unable to distinguish between deserving applicants for aid and adventurers.

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  • But Rousseau had not, like Montesquieu, a position which guaranteed him from serious danger; he was not wealthy like Helvetius; he had not the wonderful suppleness and trickiness which even without his wealth would probably have defended Voltaire himself; and he lacked entirely the "bottom" of Freron and Diderot.

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  • the inscription of Mesha), but lacked the distinctive character of a sacrifice in which the victim is the food of the deity, conveyed to him through fire.

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  • In person he somewhat resembled Napoleon, but utterly lacked his strength and energy.

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  • But the Montagnards made up by their fanatical, or desperate, energy and boldness for what they lacked in talent or in numbers.

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  • Thus there survived in mid-Asia a widely-scattered remnant, which, although out of touch with the ancient usages of Christian civilization, yet in no way lacked higher culture.

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  • The churches of the Lombards, West Goths, Franks and Anglo-Saxons, all counted themselves parts of the Catholic Church; but the Catholic Church had altered its condition; it lacked the power of organization, and split up into territorial churches.

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  • In 1563 he was sent to Spain, where his natural abilities were improved by a good education, but he lacked the frank and tolerant spirit of his father, resembling rather his uncle Philip II.

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  • Meade, who, besides steadiness and ability, possessed the confidence of Lincoln and Halleck which Hooker had lacked.

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  • For a long time Biblical study lacked the first essential of sound critical method, viz.

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  • On one occasion when he expressed a fear that he lacked all the gifts of a courtier, Napoleon replied, "Courtiers!

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  • First, and chiefly, it lacked a religious founder; second, it could not tell how the state of inward peace and blessedness could become permanent; third, it had no means to win those who were not endowed with the speculative faculty.

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  • In Giftas (" Married," 1884) he produced twelve stories of married life to support his view of the sex question; this was followed in 1886 by a second collection with the same title, which was written in a more violent tone and lacked some of the art of the earlier attack.

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  • ,Canadian Historians Have Not Merely Lacked So Far The Genius For Really Great Historical Work, But They Have Lacked The Point 1 Of View; They Have Stood Too Close To Their Subject To Get The,; True Perspective.

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  • He Lacked, In Fact, But One Thing Tb Make Him A Great Novelist: He Had No Conception Of How To Construct A Plot.

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  • At home Mazarin's policy lacked the strength of Richelieu's.

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  • He lacked the finish of systematic education.

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  • The object of this proposal was to give effect to the idea that the existing " permanent " court lacked the essential characteristics of national courts of justice in not being ready at all times to hear cases, and in needing to be specially constituted for every case submitted to it.

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  • There is every appearance that the author was a Hellenist who lacked knowledge of the Hebrew text, and derived his metaphysic and his allegorical method from the Alexandrian rather than the Palestinian schools.

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  • lacked vigour, and their pontificates were too brief to allow them to pursue a strong policy against the Germanic The Papacy imperialism.

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  • The cool reception his endeavours, met with, both at the hands of the French ecclesiastics as well as in Rome, satisfied Bismarck " that the papal hierarchy lacked either the power or the good will to afford Germany assistance of sufficient value to make it worth while giving umbrage to both the German Protestants and the Italian national party, and risking a reaction of the latter upon the future relations between the two countries, which would be the inevitable result were Germany openly to espouse the papal cause in Rome."

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  • He was called to the bar in January 1724, and, as he lacked those brilliant qualities which sometimes command immediate success, he employed his leisure in the compilation of Remarkable Decisions in the Court of Session from 1716 to 1728 (1728).

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  • He seems on the contrary not to have lacked activity or decision.

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  • Clement of Alexandria taught that justice is not merely retributive, that punishment is remedial, that probation continues after death till the final judgment, that Christ and the apostles preached the Gospel in Hades to those who lacked knowledge, but whose heart was right, that a spiritual body will be raised.

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  • He lacked, moreover, the tact and bonhomie of the Jagiellos; but in fairness it should be added that the Jagiellos were natives of the soil, that they had practically made the monarchy, and that they could always play Lithuania off against Poland.

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  • He not merely lacked the ability to govern the empire in a time of crisis, but aggravated its dangers by his self-indulgence and vindictiveness.

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  • But, marvellous as it was, their work lacked the element of permanence; and it 1 Socrates, H.E.

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  • Between 1860 and 1870 the invention of the Bessemer and open-hearth processes introduced a new class of iron to-day called " mild " or " carbon wcarbon steel," which lacked the essential property of steel, the hardening power, yet differed from the existing forms of wrought iron in freedom from slag, and from cast iron in being very malleable.

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  • It was also asserted that Belgian French literature lacked a national basis, and was merely a reflection of Parisian models.

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  • He conspicuously lacked, indeed, the grace of gesture which he so much admired in Chatham; he had not the sustained dignity of Pitt; his powers of close reasoning were inferior to those of Fox and Flood.

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  • In these debates Douglas, the champion of his party, was over-matched in clearness and force of reasoning, and lacked the great moral earnestness of his opponent; but he dexterously extricated himself time and again from difficult argumentative positions, and retained sufficient support to win the immediate prize.

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  • This class was subject only to the emperor, but its members lacked the territorial possessions which gave power to the princes; they were ~ kI partly deprived of their employment owing to the suppression of private wars, and they had suffered rising.

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  • This he remarks in explanation of the order of his version in some places, which he feels may strike his friend Gaudentius as unusual, the inference being that the other edition was the better-known one, although it lacked "the transformation of Simon" (i.e.

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  • The rulers of Austria lacked the the close prestige which attached to the electoral office, and, of the although five of them had held the position of German middle king, the four who preceded Maximilian had added ages.

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  • He served under Marshal Villars in the War of the Spanish Succession, but he lacked the soldierly qualities of his father.

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  • He was succeeded by his uncle Said Pasha, the favorite son of Mehemet Ali, who lacked the strength of mind or physical health needed to execute the beneficent projects which he conceived.

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  • Under the impression, in consequence of a furious charge of Austrian cavalry, that the battle was lost, he rode rapidly away at an early stage of the struggle - a mistake which gave rise for a time to the groundless idea that he lacked personal courage.

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  • What the authorities lacked was vision.

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  • Alexander, in fact, who, without being consciously tyrannical, possessed in full measure the tyrant's characteristic distrust of men of ability and independent judgment, lacked also the first requisite for a reforming sovereign: confidence in his people; and it was this want that vitiated such reforms as were actually realized.

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  • Even in its present ruined state, it is apparent that in spite of the masterly treatment of particular passages, such as the robe of the pope, Darer still lacked a true sense of harmony and tone-relations, and that the effect of his work must have been restless and garish beside that of a master like the aged Bellini.

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  • Many of his colleagues bear witness to his generosity and magnanimity, but as a general principle he certainly lacked the wider humanity.

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  • But he instinctively shrank from conflict; he lacked the resoluteness and the sterner sort of courage that grapples with a crisis.

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  • He seems to have lacked interest in litigiousness, which was extraordinarily developed in colonial Virginia; and he saw and wished to reform the law's abuses.

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  • Though it is a biographical tradition that he lacked wit, Moliere and Don Quixote seem to have been his favourites; and though the utilitarian wholly crowds romanticism out of his writings, he had enough of that quality in youth to prepare to learn Gaelic in order to translate Ossian, and sent to Macpherson for the originals !

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  • Mild attempts, to be sure, to group the chief deities associated with the most important religious and political centres into a regular pantheon were made - notably in Nippur and later in Ur - but such attempts lacked the enduring quality which attaches to Khammurabi's avowed policy to raise Marduk - the patron deity of the future capital, Babylon - to the head of the entire Babylonian pantheon, as 1 Even in the case of the "Semitic" name of the famous Sargon I., whose full name is generally read Sharru-kenu-sha-ali, and interpreted as "the legitimate king of the city," the question has recently been raised whether we ought not to read "` Sharru-kenushar-ri" and interpret as "the legitimate king rules" - an illustration of the vacillation still prevailing in this difficult domain of research.

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  • Mo'izz addaula died in the same year as Saif addaula, leaving his power to his son Bakhtiyar `Izz addaula, who lacked his father's energy and loved pleasure more than business.

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  • Metz died in 1864 and was, succeeded by Barbara Landmann, since whose death in 1884 the community has lacked an inspired leader.

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  • On his return to Constantinople in 369-70 Valens began to persecute his orthodox and Catholic subjects, but he lacked the energy to carry out his edicts rigorously.

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  • On the other hand, it is likely that these unions lacked the characteristic of federation in that the units could hardly be described as having any sovereign power: at the most they had some municipal autonomy as in the case of the Cleisthenic demes.

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  • That these two figures would appeal far more strongly to the hearts and feelings of the people, especially the warlike Kshatriyas, 1 than the austere Siva is only what might have been expected; and, indeed, since the time of the epics their cult seems never to have lacked numerous adherents.

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  • His vast learning was the result of a powerful memory and unwearied industry, and he lacked the creative imagination necessary to mould this material into new forms. He was a powerful debater, but his victories were those of a dialectician rather than a convincing reasoner, and in him depth of insight and conviction were ill replaced by the controversial violence characteristic of the age.

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  • Philip's action lacked discrimination, and his faith in the natives was excessive.

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  • Thus ended an attempt which lacked the element essential to success - spontaneity.

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  • The president, Salmeron, and Marshal Serrano himself lacked decision at the last moment, and lost time and many opportunities by which the republican ministers profited.

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  • Zeno and Chrysippus had introduced a repellent technical terminology; their writings lacked every grace of style.

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  • Diniz, who had been educated by Amyeric of Cahors, proved himself the most fecund poetking of his day, though the pleiad of fidalgos forming his court, and the jograes who flocked there from all parts, were fewer in number, less productive, and lacked the originality, vigour and brilliance of the singers who versified round Alphonso III.

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  • All its efforts failed, however, because its members lacked dramatic talents and, being out of touch with the people, could not create a national drama.

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  • 6 all lacked creative power.

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  • In Germany progress was hindered by the political conditions of the country under the old Confederation; for the Hanse cities, which practically monopolized the oversea trade, lacked the means to establish a consular system on the French model.

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  • But they entirely lacked the vigour and dramatic interest of the first campaigns.

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  • In these conditions the Peace of London, signed on May 30, lacked every element of reality.

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  • The boyhood and youth of Zachary Taylor were thus passed in the midst of the stirring frontier scenes of early Kentucky, and from this experience he acquired the hardihood and resoluteness that characterized his later life, although he inevitably lacked the advantages of a thorough education.

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  • What he lacked was that insight into the best classical masterpieces, that command of the best classical diction, which is the product of successive generations of scholarship. To attain to this, Giovanni da Ravenna, Colluccio Salutato, Poggio and Filelfo had to labour, before a Poliziano and a Bembo finally prepared the path for an Erasmus.

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  • But though he saw clearly enough the measures necessary for success, he lacked the means to carry them out.

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  • He lacked neither ambition nor capacity, but was indolent and only exerted himself spasmodically.

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  • 17, 18) which the politicians lacked.

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  • A man of refinement and education, a member of an influential family, a popular social leader and an eloquent speaker - at the age of twenty-three he was chosen by the town authorities of Boston to deliver the Independence Day oration - Otis yet lacked conspicuous ability as a statesman.

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  • His uncomfortable little house he speaks of as his "hospital" and his "prison;" his wife's health was broken and he was bowed down by the number of his children, who often lacked even clothes and food.

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  • He utterly lacked the ideal aspiration which the patriot should possess: his hatred of villany was far more intense than his love of virtue.

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  • Superior, probably, both intellectually and morally to his great rival Nubar, he lacked the latter's broad statesmanship as well as his pliability.

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  • There were three toes to each foot, and the femur lacked a third trochanter.

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  • Their wants were few, they lacked enterprise, and the trade of the colony was restricted.

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  • In and out of office his zeal was unflagging, and if he lacked those qualities which inspire enthusiasm and are requisite in a great leader, he was at least a model of industry.

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  • In 1879 he was appointed French ambassador at Bern, and in 1880 was transferred to London; but he lacked the suppleness and command of temper necessary to a successful diplomatist.

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  • The presbyterian constitution gave the people a share in church life which the Lutherans lacked, but it involved a dogmatic legalism which imperilled Christian freedom and fostered self-righteousness.

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  • The sultan gave his adherence to the Act of the Algeciras Conference, but the state of anarchy into which Morocco fell during the latter half of 5906 and the beginning of 1907 showed that the young ruler lacked strength sufficient to make his will respected by his turbulent subjects.

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  • He was a good fighter, a liberal giver, and a faithful friend, but he lacked wisdom, caution and the power to organize.

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  • Though cunning, he was destitute alike of foresight and of self-control; he could never discern the way in which his conduct would be judged by other men, because he lacked even the rudiments of a conscience.

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  • Henry lacked the energy to attempt to take by force what he could not obtain by persuasion, and preferred to break his bargain with the pope rather than to risk the chance of civil war at home.

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  • His wife Margaret of Anjou, though she possessed all the fire and energy which her husband lacked, was equally devoted to these two ministers, and soon came to share their unpopularity.

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  • the character of the new king greatly calculated to restore the damaged prestige of the crown; for, if he lacked the evil qualities that had caused George IV.

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  • to be loathed as well as despised, he lacked also the sense of personal dignity that had been the saving grace of George, while he shared the conservative and Protestant prejudices of his predecessors.

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  • He belonged essentially to the centre, and lacked both the genius and the temperament which would secure for him a commanding place in a revolutionary era.

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  • It lacked political unity, had no opportunities for extension, and soon became divided into Rhenish Franconia (Francia rhenensis, Ger.

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  • Often full of public spirit, they lacked experience and in a time of peculiar difficulty had no guide save their own discretion.

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  • The citizens lacked the qualities necessary for the successful conduct of civil war.

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  • With the Babylonians the case was different, although their science lacked the vital principle of growth imparted to it by their successors.

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  • The Paris institution, it is true, lacked unity of direction.

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  • Of Sulpicius as an orator, Cicero says (Brutus, 55): "He was by far the most dignified of all the orators I have heard, and, so to speak, the most tragic; his voice was loud, but at the same time sweet and clear; his gestures were full of grace; his language was rapid and voluble, but not redundant or diffuse; he tried to imitate Crassus, but lacked his charm."

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  • For some years after the death of Turgeis the Norsemen appear to have lacked a leader and to have been hard pressed.

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  • Such a man did not arise; those who afterwards claimed to be ardri lacked the qualities of founders of strong dynasties, and are termed by the annalists " kings with opposition."

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  • The newly founded state did not at once become powerful: it was weakened by internal dissension and lacked the stability of a united and well-organized community.

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  • foreigners among the Catholic population; the alliance sought for by the Church could not reach her from that source, and it was from the rude and pagan Franks that she gained the material support which she still lacked.

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  • Her long reign had not lacked intelligence and even greatness; she alone, amid all these princes, warped by self-indulgence or weakened by discord, had behaved like a statesman, and she alone understood the obligations of the government she had inherited.

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  • The situation was awkward for Henry III., who had not Eighth the courage to ask Queen Elizabeth for the soldiers war of the and money that he lacked.

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  • had lacked in order to realize his Catholic empire; and the Richelieu.

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  • ,, and agility of mindbut he lacked the one gift of a~.,n:.

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  • Thenceforward public opinion, which was looking for something quite different from the superannuated formula of 1614, abandoned the panements, which in, their turn disappeared from view; for the struggle beginning between the privileged classes and the government, now at bay, hadgiven the public, through the states-general, that means of expression which they had always lacked.

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  • At the head of the former type Robespierre, without special knowledge or exceptional talent, devoured by jealous ambition and gifted with cold grave eloquence, enjoyed a great moral ascendancy, due to his incorruptible purity of life and the invariably correct behaviour that had been wanting in Mirabeau, and by the persevering will which Danton had lacked.

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  • Provisions, in this Paris which had so often suffered from hunger and thirst, and lacked fire and light, had become cheap and abundant; while trade prospered arid wages ran high.

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  • As a preacher he lacked all the graces of oratory, but compelled attention by his searching and practical earnestness.

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  • In a country divided by sectional jealousies it was impossible to expect a committee of thirty-four members to impose unity of action even in a common cause; and the Spanish rising, the first fierceness of which had carried all before it, lacked the organizing force which alone would have given it permanent success.

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  • Silvela lacked the energy and decision which had been the characteristics of Canovas.

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  • When it is remembered that at this time there was a great deal of tension between the Roman Catholics and the Protestants, who were fairly evenly matched in the duchies, and that the rivalry between France and the Empire was very keen, it will be seen that the situation lacked no element of discord.

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  • The words lacked the conviction she intended in them.

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  • What the game lacked in professionalism, it more than made up for in creativity and fun.

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  • Alex lacked interest, and it wasn't a simple case of Alex not wanting to make love.

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  • Maybe that was why his response lacked the usual mocking humor.

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  • The truth was, Carmen lacked the confidence to make decisions.

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  • He was the Robin Hood of Literature, stealing from the education paid for by the rich and giving to the poor who lacked the skills and resources to complete their homework.

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  • His smile lacked sincerity.

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  • More likely it was motivation they lacked.

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  • It was balanced perilously between a small town that lacked only a sheriff, and a booming frontier town.

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  • I guess we both lacked experience.

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  • We knew some of our tips never came to fruition simply because authorities lacked the probable cause to arrest the perpetrator.

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  • My answer lacked the enthusiasm my benefactor expected.

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  • I realized those receiving our tips lacked a reason to share our absolute confidence.

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  • 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.

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  • I knew craved forgiveness from the others, but lacked the capability to attain it.

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  • She lacked Jake's golden tongue, and her bluntness had gotten her in trouble more than once.

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  • How many humans were dead because he lacked the strength to face his instincts?

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  • Poor Martha lacked even a minimal paper trail on her short, disjointed life.

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  • 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.

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  • There was a gentle air around the woman, and her large brown eyes lacked the rigid stoniness of her husband's.

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  • While the facility lacked artificial ice, piped in waltz music, a snack bar and a Zamboni, there was no fee charge and it was lighted for nighttime use, making it a very popular spot.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • He lacked opportunity, money or reason to take off.

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  • "It would be a wasted day," Dean answered but his voice lacked conviction and he couldn't think of a good excuse.

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  • What the man lacked in tact and diplomacy, he made up for in eloquence.

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  • Dean's scenario lacked conviction and both knew it.

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  • What she possessed in exuberance, she lacked in coordination, though.

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  • Jonathan was big enough and responsible enough to take care of himself, but he lacked the experience to recognize a potential threat.

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  • He pulled her into his arms and kissed her tenderly, but his affection lacked sincerity.

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  • Maybe she lacked taste, but she knew what she liked.

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  • Their was plenty of huff and puff from all of us, but we lacked guile.

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  • This little silver agouti was the runt of the litter but what she lacked in size she made up for in personality.

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  • The troops lacked ice axes, glycol antifreeze had to be flown in, the tank engines refused to start.

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  • These moves certainly helped to give precise content to the fundamental tenets of mechanical atomism that they had previously lacked.

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  • His character, like his thought, lacked audacity and sweep, without which revolutionary politics is impossible.

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  • It had no symbolic significance, just bothersome disjointed sequences that lacked a relevant theme.

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  • braised red cabbage lacked texture and bite.

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  • In a main course of grilled partridge, the bird had been cooked sympathetically, but braised red cabbage lacked texture and bite.

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  • The result was that the defeatist position adopted in 1938 by the founding congress of the Trotskyist Fourth International lacked political purchase.

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  • Unlike The Peeler, another feminist work made by a man, Women's Work lacked a masculine correlative.

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  • By contrast, the widowed countess Isabel lacked her late husband's political clout.

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  • defeatist position adopted in 1938 by the founding congress of the Trotskyist Fourth International lacked political purchase.

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  • There was just one room I lacked the dexterity to get through, and had to cheat by downloading one of Stella's savegames.

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  • Matlock Bath was hugely fashionable but it lacked a Duke of Devonshire to develop its full potential as he did at Buxton.

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  • Henry's latest supermini has got the one attribute fiestas need, and that previous versions have sometimes lacked fun.

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  • He had no formal training, but what he lacked in technical finesse he made up for in style.

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  • However the home side looked flat up and lacked any creative flair to cause worries for City.

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  • For a game that lacked any fluency, it wasn't half exciting.

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  • Only one dish didn't work - a tranche of seared foie gras which lacked texture.

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  • Now there are those who would say that by taking that decision you lacked foresight.

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  • The allied side lacked heavy guns, which they could not have taken all the way from England.

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  • Her example was imitated in the circles of the revolutionary intelligentsia, who lacked any mass support.

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  • To my mind, the Middle Temple Twelfth Night lacked the refreshing irreverence of some recent productions at the Globe's main house.

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  • However his trustees lacked the know-how to put these charitable wishes into effect.

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  • lacked confidence in the strength of their case.

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  • The city has closed a few over the past two years but has lacked the manpower to be more effective.

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  • Some songs lacked a discernable tune, but most were hugely enjoyable rants, often mused up by a really good guitarist.

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  • Some songs lacked a discernable tune, but most were hugely enjoyable rants, often mused up by a really good guitarist.

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  • We only scored 28 tries last season despite having lots of possession but we lacked the nous sometimes to finish moves off.

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  • Now he had somebody who could provide the discipline and technical nous that he lacked.

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  • Despite his goal, Boyd lacked sharpness in his first pre-season outing.

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  • He was always prolific but at times his painting lacked passion and became repetitive or obscure almost to the point of self parody.

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  • Although it lacked the whiteness and strength of hard paste porcelain, soft paste porcelain, soft paste was cheaper to produce.

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  • If the administration of the assets of the foundation lacked the diligence of a bonus paterfamilias.

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  • He has lacked a turn of fot in the closing stages but this may be easier and Tony McCoy can prove an able persuader.

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  • Missing the injured Lloyd Owusu and Marcus Gayle, Brentford lacked potency up front.

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  • The Lancaster surge seriously rattled York and they lacked organization for a while after.

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  • The Lancaster surge seriously rattled York and they lacked organization for a while after.

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  • seared foie GRAS which lacked texture.

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  • Tho some men were experienced in trench warfare, they lacked the self-discipline that would have been found in the Western Front.

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  • When Pilate asked Jesus this question, it was a sarcastic question because it lacked sincerity.

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  • My PE teacher also said I lacked stamina for things like cross country.

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  • But the Scots retained a respect for " democratic learning " that the French trappers often lacked.

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  • The bass, of course, lacked a vibrato.

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  • Although the album lacked the first chapters vivacity its virtues took more time to uncover.

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  • He had a good compact physique, very tiny waist, just lacked the mass of the top two.

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  • However, I lacked the patience to fully read the text, which is in parts overly wordy.

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  • Orders were indeed issued for the establishment of landpeaces in Bavaria, Franconia and Swabia, and afterwards for the whole of Germany; but the king lacked the power, or the determination, to enforce them, although in December 1289 he led an expedition into Thuringia where he destroyed a number of robber-castles.

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  • George Sand was methodical and had a ready pen, but she lacked the more essential qualities of a Parisian journalist,.

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  • Francis, who had been the early friend of Burke, supplied him with the personal animus against Hastings, and with the knowledge of detail, which he might otherwise have lacked.

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  • Innocent was genial, skilled in flattery, and popular with the Romans, but he lacked talent and relied on the stronger will of Cardinal della Rovere, afterwards Julius II.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • His diplomacy, though energetic, lacked steadiness.

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  • 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.

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  • Grindal lacked that firm faith in the supreme importance of uniformity and autocracy which enabled Whitgift to persecute with a clear conscience nonconformists whose theology was indistinguishable from his own.

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  • 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.

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  • The result of this enormous labour, albeit worthy of a great historian, clearly showed that the author lacked all sense of historical proportion.

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  • 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.

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  • But Reid lacked the art to give due impressiveness to the important advance which his positions really contain.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • But it lacked the elements of true greatness.

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  • Explanations had indeed been put forward by men as eminent as Berzelius and Liebig, but they lacked experimental foundation.

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  • Though he lacked the brilliant qualities of his rival Wallqvist, Nordin had the same alertness and penetration, and was infinitely more stable and disinterested.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • The transference of the seat of government to Jibuti in May 1896 and the building of the railway to Harrar gave the protectorate a stability which it had previously lacked.

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  • He wore an air of authority yet never lacked address, or "assumed anything to himself above his contemporaries."

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  • By Baler Wesley was convinced that he lacked" that faith whereby alone we are saved."

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  • The government was weak and lacked moral support in the whole island.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Herculano had greater book learning than Scott, but lacked descriptive talent and skill in dialogue.

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  • 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.

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  • Thus it was, partly because the habit of acceptance of authority, waning but far from extirpated, dictated to the clinical observer what he should see; partly because the eye of the clinical observer lacked that special training which the habit and influence of experimental verification alone can give, that physicians, even acute and practised physicians, failed to see many and many a symptomatic series which went through its evolutions conspicuously enough, and needed for its appreciation no unknown aids or methods of research, nor any further advances of pathology.

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  • The diseases of children have not lacked the renewed attention, the successful investigation, and the valuable new lights which have been given to other departments of medicine.

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  • Hotheaded and impulsive, he lacked judgment.

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  • Here, then, was the central body, under their direct control, which inhabitants of London had hitherto lacked.

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  • The disproportionate height and narrowness of the building lend it a certain distinction which otherwise it would have lacked.

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  • Even now, when his authority was at its highest, when his fame filled the land, and the vast cathedral and its precincts lacked space for the crowds flocking to hear him, his enemies were secretly preparing his downfall.

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  • The Roman empire of the German nation was indeed less universal and less theocratic under Otto, its restorer, than under Charlemagne, but what it lacked in splendour it gained in stability.

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  • The ordinary citizens were roused to assert their rights, and they found a leader in Vincenz Fettmilch, who carried the contest to dangerous excesses, but lacked ability to bring it to a successful issue.

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  • Two faults, however, marred the workfirst, the shapes were clumsy and unpleasing, being copied from bronzes whose solidity justified forms unsuited to thin enamelled vessels; secondly, the colors, sombre and somewhat impure, lacked the glow and mellowness that give decorative superiority to the technically inferior Chinese enamels of the later Ming and early Tsing eras.

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  • Holstenius was a man of unwearied industry and immense learning, but he lacked the persistency to carry out the vast literary schemes he had planned.

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  • In formulating these facts Liebig at first retained the dualistic conception of the structure of acids; but he shortly afterwards perceived that this view lacked generality since the halogen acids, which contained no oxygen but yet formed salts exactly similar in properties to those containing oxygen, could not be so regarded.

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  • While he lacked in diplomacy the arts of a Louis XIV.

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  • The creed in all its forms lies behind worship, which it preserves from idolatry, and behind ethics, to which it supplies a motive power which the pre-Christian system so manifestly lacked.

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  • 543) proves that these variations had all been united in one Gallivan creed together with " catholic " and " communion of saints," but this Gallican form still lacked " Maker of heaven and earth " and the additions in clause 7.

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  • Although he lacked oratorical fluency, his short speeches, like his writings, were forceful; his plain dress and unassuming ways helped to make him extremely popular with the common people, in whom he had much greater faith than his cousin John had; and, above all, he was an eminently successful manager of men.

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  • Trajan never lacked money to expend on great works of public utility; as a builder, he may fairly be compared with Augustus.

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  • Whatever great qualities he may have lacked he certainly possessed industry and patience in the highest degree.

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  • While excelling him in suppleness and dexterity, he lacked the force of character possessed by the great "tribune of the people"; and his influence was gradually eclipsed by that of the more ardent and determined champions of democracy, the Girondins and the Jacobins.

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  • He was not a great original thinker; he lacked the creative faculty and the creative impulse.

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  • But he lacked business thrift, inherited a disposition to endorse for his friends, and was often unable to distinguish between deserving applicants for aid and adventurers.

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  • But Rousseau had not, like Montesquieu, a position which guaranteed him from serious danger; he was not wealthy like Helvetius; he had not the wonderful suppleness and trickiness which even without his wealth would probably have defended Voltaire himself; and he lacked entirely the "bottom" of Freron and Diderot.

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  • the inscription of Mesha), but lacked the distinctive character of a sacrifice in which the victim is the food of the deity, conveyed to him through fire.

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  • In person he somewhat resembled Napoleon, but utterly lacked his strength and energy.

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  • But the Montagnards made up by their fanatical, or desperate, energy and boldness for what they lacked in talent or in numbers.

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  • Thus there survived in mid-Asia a widely-scattered remnant, which, although out of touch with the ancient usages of Christian civilization, yet in no way lacked higher culture.

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  • The churches of the Lombards, West Goths, Franks and Anglo-Saxons, all counted themselves parts of the Catholic Church; but the Catholic Church had altered its condition; it lacked the power of organization, and split up into territorial churches.

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  • In 1563 he was sent to Spain, where his natural abilities were improved by a good education, but he lacked the frank and tolerant spirit of his father, resembling rather his uncle Philip II.

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  • Meade, who, besides steadiness and ability, possessed the confidence of Lincoln and Halleck which Hooker had lacked.

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  • For a long time Biblical study lacked the first essential of sound critical method, viz.

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  • On one occasion when he expressed a fear that he lacked all the gifts of a courtier, Napoleon replied, "Courtiers!

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  • First, and chiefly, it lacked a religious founder; second, it could not tell how the state of inward peace and blessedness could become permanent; third, it had no means to win those who were not endowed with the speculative faculty.

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  • In Giftas (" Married," 1884) he produced twelve stories of married life to support his view of the sex question; this was followed in 1886 by a second collection with the same title, which was written in a more violent tone and lacked some of the art of the earlier attack.

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  • He was the anxious fanatic of Elizabeth's advisers; he lacked the patience of Burghley and the cynical coolness of Elizabeth.

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  • ,Canadian Historians Have Not Merely Lacked So Far The Genius For Really Great Historical Work, But They Have Lacked The Point 1 Of View; They Have Stood Too Close To Their Subject To Get The,; True Perspective.

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  • He Lacked, In Fact, But One Thing Tb Make Him A Great Novelist: He Had No Conception Of How To Construct A Plot.

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  • At home Mazarin's policy lacked the strength of Richelieu's.

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  • He lacked the finish of systematic education.

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  • The object of this proposal was to give effect to the idea that the existing " permanent " court lacked the essential characteristics of national courts of justice in not being ready at all times to hear cases, and in needing to be specially constituted for every case submitted to it.

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  • There is every appearance that the author was a Hellenist who lacked knowledge of the Hebrew text, and derived his metaphysic and his allegorical method from the Alexandrian rather than the Palestinian schools.

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  • lacked vigour, and their pontificates were too brief to allow them to pursue a strong policy against the Germanic The Papacy imperialism.

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  • The cool reception his endeavours, met with, both at the hands of the French ecclesiastics as well as in Rome, satisfied Bismarck " that the papal hierarchy lacked either the power or the good will to afford Germany assistance of sufficient value to make it worth while giving umbrage to both the German Protestants and the Italian national party, and risking a reaction of the latter upon the future relations between the two countries, which would be the inevitable result were Germany openly to espouse the papal cause in Rome."

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  • He was called to the bar in January 1724, and, as he lacked those brilliant qualities which sometimes command immediate success, he employed his leisure in the compilation of Remarkable Decisions in the Court of Session from 1716 to 1728 (1728).

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  • He seems on the contrary not to have lacked activity or decision.

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  • Clement of Alexandria taught that justice is not merely retributive, that punishment is remedial, that probation continues after death till the final judgment, that Christ and the apostles preached the Gospel in Hades to those who lacked knowledge, but whose heart was right, that a spiritual body will be raised.

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  • He lacked, moreover, the tact and bonhomie of the Jagiellos; but in fairness it should be added that the Jagiellos were natives of the soil, that they had practically made the monarchy, and that they could always play Lithuania off against Poland.

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  • He not merely lacked the ability to govern the empire in a time of crisis, but aggravated its dangers by his self-indulgence and vindictiveness.

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  • But, marvellous as it was, their work lacked the element of permanence; and it 1 Socrates, H.E.

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  • Between 1860 and 1870 the invention of the Bessemer and open-hearth processes introduced a new class of iron to-day called " mild " or " carbon wcarbon steel," which lacked the essential property of steel, the hardening power, yet differed from the existing forms of wrought iron in freedom from slag, and from cast iron in being very malleable.

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  • It was also asserted that Belgian French literature lacked a national basis, and was merely a reflection of Parisian models.

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  • He spared no pains to acquire true style, frequently rewriting his chapters, and sometimes testing passages of philosophy and description in eight different forms. Yet to a certain extent he lacked the representative power and often failed to conceal his art, many pages ringing with artificial tones.

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  • He conspicuously lacked, indeed, the grace of gesture which he so much admired in Chatham; he had not the sustained dignity of Pitt; his powers of close reasoning were inferior to those of Fox and Flood.

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  • In these debates Douglas, the champion of his party, was over-matched in clearness and force of reasoning, and lacked the great moral earnestness of his opponent; but he dexterously extricated himself time and again from difficult argumentative positions, and retained sufficient support to win the immediate prize.

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  • This class was subject only to the emperor, but its members lacked the territorial possessions which gave power to the princes; they were ~ kI partly deprived of their employment owing to the suppression of private wars, and they had suffered rising.

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  • This he remarks in explanation of the order of his version in some places, which he feels may strike his friend Gaudentius as unusual, the inference being that the other edition was the better-known one, although it lacked "the transformation of Simon" (i.e.

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  • The rulers of Austria lacked the the close prestige which attached to the electoral office, and, of the although five of them had held the position of German middle king, the four who preceded Maximilian had added ages.

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  • He served under Marshal Villars in the War of the Spanish Succession, but he lacked the soldierly qualities of his father.

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  • He was succeeded by his uncle Said Pasha, the favorite son of Mehemet Ali, who lacked the strength of mind or physical health needed to execute the beneficent projects which he conceived.

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  • Under the impression, in consequence of a furious charge of Austrian cavalry, that the battle was lost, he rode rapidly away at an early stage of the struggle - a mistake which gave rise for a time to the groundless idea that he lacked personal courage.

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  • What the authorities lacked was vision.

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  • Alexander, in fact, who, without being consciously tyrannical, possessed in full measure the tyrant's characteristic distrust of men of ability and independent judgment, lacked also the first requisite for a reforming sovereign: confidence in his people; and it was this want that vitiated such reforms as were actually realized.

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  • Even in its present ruined state, it is apparent that in spite of the masterly treatment of particular passages, such as the robe of the pope, Darer still lacked a true sense of harmony and tone-relations, and that the effect of his work must have been restless and garish beside that of a master like the aged Bellini.

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  • His high moral character, the breadth of his legal knowledge, and his experience as congressman, cabinet member and diplomat, would have made Buchanan an excellent president in ordinary times; but he lacked the soundness of judgment, the self-reliance and the moral courage needed to face a crisis.

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  • Many of his colleagues bear witness to his generosity and magnanimity, but as a general principle he certainly lacked the wider humanity.

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  • But he instinctively shrank from conflict; he lacked the resoluteness and the sterner sort of courage that grapples with a crisis.

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  • He seems to have lacked interest in litigiousness, which was extraordinarily developed in colonial Virginia; and he saw and wished to reform the law's abuses.

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  • Though it is a biographical tradition that he lacked wit, Moliere and Don Quixote seem to have been his favourites; and though the utilitarian wholly crowds romanticism out of his writings, he had enough of that quality in youth to prepare to learn Gaelic in order to translate Ossian, and sent to Macpherson for the originals !

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  • Mild attempts, to be sure, to group the chief deities associated with the most important religious and political centres into a regular pantheon were made - notably in Nippur and later in Ur - but such attempts lacked the enduring quality which attaches to Khammurabi's avowed policy to raise Marduk - the patron deity of the future capital, Babylon - to the head of the entire Babylonian pantheon, as 1 Even in the case of the "Semitic" name of the famous Sargon I., whose full name is generally read Sharru-kenu-sha-ali, and interpreted as "the legitimate king of the city," the question has recently been raised whether we ought not to read "` Sharru-kenushar-ri" and interpret as "the legitimate king rules" - an illustration of the vacillation still prevailing in this difficult domain of research.

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  • Mo'izz addaula died in the same year as Saif addaula, leaving his power to his son Bakhtiyar `Izz addaula, who lacked his father's energy and loved pleasure more than business.

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  • Metz died in 1864 and was, succeeded by Barbara Landmann, since whose death in 1884 the community has lacked an inspired leader.

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  • Conrad possessed military talents, and had many estimable qualities, but he lacked perseverance and foresight, and was hampered by his obligations to the church.

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  • On his return to Constantinople in 369-70 Valens began to persecute his orthodox and Catholic subjects, but he lacked the energy to carry out his edicts rigorously.

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  • On the other hand, it is likely that these unions lacked the characteristic of federation in that the units could hardly be described as having any sovereign power: at the most they had some municipal autonomy as in the case of the Cleisthenic demes.

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  • That these two figures would appeal far more strongly to the hearts and feelings of the people, especially the warlike Kshatriyas, 1 than the austere Siva is only what might have been expected; and, indeed, since the time of the epics their cult seems never to have lacked numerous adherents.

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  • His vast learning was the result of a powerful memory and unwearied industry, and he lacked the creative imagination necessary to mould this material into new forms. He was a powerful debater, but his victories were those of a dialectician rather than a convincing reasoner, and in him depth of insight and conviction were ill replaced by the controversial violence characteristic of the age.

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  • Philip's action lacked discrimination, and his faith in the natives was excessive.

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  • Thus ended an attempt which lacked the element essential to success - spontaneity.

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  • The president, Salmeron, and Marshal Serrano himself lacked decision at the last moment, and lost time and many opportunities by which the republican ministers profited.

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  • Zeno and Chrysippus had introduced a repellent technical terminology; their writings lacked every grace of style.

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  • Diniz, who had been educated by Amyeric of Cahors, proved himself the most fecund poetking of his day, though the pleiad of fidalgos forming his court, and the jograes who flocked there from all parts, were fewer in number, less productive, and lacked the originality, vigour and brilliance of the singers who versified round Alphonso III.

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  • All its efforts failed, however, because its members lacked dramatic talents and, being out of touch with the people, could not create a national drama.

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  • 6 all lacked creative power.

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  • In Germany progress was hindered by the political conditions of the country under the old Confederation; for the Hanse cities, which practically monopolized the oversea trade, lacked the means to establish a consular system on the French model.

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  • But they entirely lacked the vigour and dramatic interest of the first campaigns.

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  • In these conditions the Peace of London, signed on May 30, lacked every element of reality.

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  • The boyhood and youth of Zachary Taylor were thus passed in the midst of the stirring frontier scenes of early Kentucky, and from this experience he acquired the hardihood and resoluteness that characterized his later life, although he inevitably lacked the advantages of a thorough education.

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  • What he lacked was that insight into the best classical masterpieces, that command of the best classical diction, which is the product of successive generations of scholarship. To attain to this, Giovanni da Ravenna, Colluccio Salutato, Poggio and Filelfo had to labour, before a Poliziano and a Bembo finally prepared the path for an Erasmus.

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  • But though he saw clearly enough the measures necessary for success, he lacked the means to carry them out.

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  • He lacked neither ambition nor capacity, but was indolent and only exerted himself spasmodically.

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  • 17, 18) which the politicians lacked.

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  • A man of refinement and education, a member of an influential family, a popular social leader and an eloquent speaker - at the age of twenty-three he was chosen by the town authorities of Boston to deliver the Independence Day oration - Otis yet lacked conspicuous ability as a statesman.

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  • His uncomfortable little house he speaks of as his "hospital" and his "prison;" his wife's health was broken and he was bowed down by the number of his children, who often lacked even clothes and food.

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  • He utterly lacked the ideal aspiration which the patriot should possess: his hatred of villany was far more intense than his love of virtue.

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  • Superior, probably, both intellectually and morally to his great rival Nubar, he lacked the latter's broad statesmanship as well as his pliability.

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  • There were three toes to each foot, and the femur lacked a third trochanter.

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  • Their wants were few, they lacked enterprise, and the trade of the colony was restricted.

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  • In and out of office his zeal was unflagging, and if he lacked those qualities which inspire enthusiasm and are requisite in a great leader, he was at least a model of industry.

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  • In 1879 he was appointed French ambassador at Bern, and in 1880 was transferred to London; but he lacked the suppleness and command of temper necessary to a successful diplomatist.

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  • The presbyterian constitution gave the people a share in church life which the Lutherans lacked, but it involved a dogmatic legalism which imperilled Christian freedom and fostered self-righteousness.

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  • The sultan gave his adherence to the Act of the Algeciras Conference, but the state of anarchy into which Morocco fell during the latter half of 5906 and the beginning of 1907 showed that the young ruler lacked strength sufficient to make his will respected by his turbulent subjects.

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  • He was a good fighter, a liberal giver, and a faithful friend, but he lacked wisdom, caution and the power to organize.

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  • Though cunning, he was destitute alike of foresight and of self-control; he could never discern the way in which his conduct would be judged by other men, because he lacked even the rudiments of a conscience.

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  • Henry lacked the energy to attempt to take by force what he could not obtain by persuasion, and preferred to break his bargain with the pope rather than to risk the chance of civil war at home.

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  • His wife Margaret of Anjou, though she possessed all the fire and energy which her husband lacked, was equally devoted to these two ministers, and soon came to share their unpopularity.

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  • was selfish and cruel, but failed to become a tyrant because he lacked the energy for continuous work.

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  • the character of the new king greatly calculated to restore the damaged prestige of the crown; for, if he lacked the evil qualities that had caused George IV.

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  • to be loathed as well as despised, he lacked also the sense of personal dignity that had been the saving grace of George, while he shared the conservative and Protestant prejudices of his predecessors.

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  • He belonged essentially to the centre, and lacked both the genius and the temperament which would secure for him a commanding place in a revolutionary era.

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  • It lacked political unity, had no opportunities for extension, and soon became divided into Rhenish Franconia (Francia rhenensis, Ger.

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  • Often full of public spirit, they lacked experience and in a time of peculiar difficulty had no guide save their own discretion.

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  • The citizens lacked the qualities necessary for the successful conduct of civil war.

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  • With the Babylonians the case was different, although their science lacked the vital principle of growth imparted to it by their successors.

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  • The Paris institution, it is true, lacked unity of direction.

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  • Of Sulpicius as an orator, Cicero says (Brutus, 55): "He was by far the most dignified of all the orators I have heard, and, so to speak, the most tragic; his voice was loud, but at the same time sweet and clear; his gestures were full of grace; his language was rapid and voluble, but not redundant or diffuse; he tried to imitate Crassus, but lacked his charm."

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  • For some years after the death of Turgeis the Norsemen appear to have lacked a leader and to have been hard pressed.

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  • Such a man did not arise; those who afterwards claimed to be ardri lacked the qualities of founders of strong dynasties, and are termed by the annalists " kings with opposition."

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  • The newly founded state did not at once become powerful: it was weakened by internal dissension and lacked the stability of a united and well-organized community.

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  • foreigners among the Catholic population; the alliance sought for by the Church could not reach her from that source, and it was from the rude and pagan Franks that she gained the material support which she still lacked.

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  • Her long reign had not lacked intelligence and even greatness; she alone, amid all these princes, warped by self-indulgence or weakened by discord, had behaved like a statesman, and she alone understood the obligations of the government she had inherited.

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  • The duke of Burgundy, however rich and powerful, was still the kings vassal; his wide but insecure authority, of too rapid growth and unpopular, lacked sovereign rights.

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  • The situation was awkward for Henry III., who had not Eighth the courage to ask Queen Elizabeth for the soldiers war of the and money that he lacked.

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  • had lacked in order to realize his Catholic empire; and the Richelieu.

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  • ,, and agility of mindbut he lacked the one gift of a~.,n:.

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  • Thenceforward public opinion, which was looking for something quite different from the superannuated formula of 1614, abandoned the panements, which in, their turn disappeared from view; for the struggle beginning between the privileged classes and the government, now at bay, hadgiven the public, through the states-general, that means of expression which they had always lacked.

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  • At the head of the former type Robespierre, without special knowledge or exceptional talent, devoured by jealous ambition and gifted with cold grave eloquence, enjoyed a great moral ascendancy, due to his incorruptible purity of life and the invariably correct behaviour that had been wanting in Mirabeau, and by the persevering will which Danton had lacked.

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  • Provisions, in this Paris which had so often suffered from hunger and thirst, and lacked fire and light, had become cheap and abundant; while trade prospered arid wages ran high.

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  • As a preacher he lacked all the graces of oratory, but compelled attention by his searching and practical earnestness.

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  • In a country divided by sectional jealousies it was impossible to expect a committee of thirty-four members to impose unity of action even in a common cause; and the Spanish rising, the first fierceness of which had carried all before it, lacked the organizing force which alone would have given it permanent success.

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  • Silvela lacked the energy and decision which had been the characteristics of Canovas.

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  • When it is remembered that at this time there was a great deal of tension between the Roman Catholics and the Protestants, who were fairly evenly matched in the duchies, and that the rivalry between France and the Empire was very keen, it will be seen that the situation lacked no element of discord.

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  • In some twentieth-century science fiction visions of the future, humans created friendly robot sidekicks with data storage capacity and computational speed the human brain lacked.

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  • My teacher, realizing this, determined to supply the kinds of stimulus I lacked.

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  • In practical matters Pierre unexpectedly felt within himself a center of gravity he had previously lacked.

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  • The Lancaster surge seriously rattled York and they lacked organization for a while after.

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  • Tho some men were experienced in trench warfare, they lacked the self-discipline that would have been found in the Western Front.

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  • When Pilate asked Jesus this question, it was a sarcastic question because it lacked sincerity.

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  • My PE teacher also said I lacked stamina for things like cross country.

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  • But the Scots retained a respect for " democratic learning " that the French trappers often lacked.

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  • The bass, of course, lacked a vibrato.

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  • Although the album lacked the first chapters vivacity its virtues took more time to uncover.

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  • He had a good compact physique, very tiny waist, just lacked the mass of the top two.

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  • However, I lacked the patience to fully read the text, which is in parts overly wordy.

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  • The senior members of the club were condescending with the would-be recruits that lacked wealth and status.

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  • The reason behind this recall was that the aforementioned products lacked the essential vitamin thiamine.

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  • In fact, I can barely recall life pre-mascara, when lashes lacked volume, curl and strength.

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  • The glamour girls were shot in well-lit studios, but the images lacked vibrancy.

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  • I wanted to try this recipe but I lacked a metal mug, poker, and a fireplace in which to heat it.

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  • Vocal coach and music producer Mark Hudson even went so far as to comment that Lewis lacked "star quality."

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  • While there were a number of these types of dogs available in Germany, the breed had no recognized standard and therefore lacked uniformity.

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  • Perhaps Seventies styles lacked staying power because it didn't conjure up powerful memories and connections to the past.

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  • Most of the formal clothing choices offered in retail stores lacked style, generally making the fuller figure appear shapeless and unattractive.

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  • While it drank smoothly, the wine lacked depth.

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  • It was astringent and lacked the full body of the historic Chardonnays that we are used to from Grgich Hills.

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  • The result was a dull, unbalanced wine that lacked both character and flavor.

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  • It was once believed that infants lacked the ability to think or form complex ideas and remained without cognition until they learned language.

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  • Yet most of the dancing on stage and in films, often referred to as hoofing, lacked the beauty and polish born stringent training in classical technique.

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  • Her dress lacked flattering shaping and contained so many different elements, it was difficult to categorize.

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  • The reaction to the machine was dismal as it lacked exposure and widespread marketing.

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  • Until just a few years ago, many gluten-free cakes were tasteless, chalky or lacked the texture of the original versions, but now any regular cake recipe can be adapted to be delicious and satisfying.

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  • Though DaDa enjoyed near instantaneous success when it initially burst onto the scene, it lacked the key ingredient needed to legitimize the company as a force in the athletic performance industry.

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  • Detractor calimed that the comfy Crocs lacked style.

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  • Designer Louboutin decided his existing shoes lacked a certain spark, so he experimented by applying red nail polish to a shoe sole.

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  • Initially, the Wall was controversial, with some veterans feeling the wall was too modern and lacked the elements of a traditional war monument.

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  • However, one of the few bad marks was that the car lacked "brand cachet".

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  • There were some bands that wouldn't survive the MTV boom, as their physical appearance lacked a mainstream appeal.

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  • They felt it was too pop, and further felt they had lacked creative control during the recording process.

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  • While some of the women were more dignified than others, there were some women who definitely lacked social graces and business savvy.

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  • He hoped to give a platform to all of the talented, hard working kids who lacked role models on TV.

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  • After Obi-Wan promised to train Anakin, Qui-Gon was relieved, but his body simply lacked the strength to entirely prepare himself for the Force and this is my guess on why he did not disappear.

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  • The Cylons, wanting to experiment and see if love is the component they lacked for biological reproduction, sent another Eight to assist Helo.

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  • Nurse Chapel - Worked with Dr. McCoy aboard the Enterprise and provided the tender touch the often gruff country doctor lacked.

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  • Farmer's Insurance Group encourages its independent agents to have their own Facebook pages, but found that agents "lacked the confidence to use it," according to Ryon Harms, Director of Social Media.

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