Though if there is one way the exhibit is lacking, it is in terms of geographic and ethnic diversity.
Until recently, Islamic militant action around Baghdad appeared sporadic, uncoordinated, and lacking a clear strategic purpose.
They had no Plan C. Mubarak and his family had created a power elite as lacking in imagination as they themselves had become.
The president who has talked most about the power of empathy suddenly seems to be lacking in it himself.
It's with independents that confidence is most lacking, with only 43 percent believing the U.S. military is number one.
Volunteers were not lacking, and Lancelot and I were allowed to help.
It was Father Pat's voice, lacking breath, but deep with anger.
We have seen how the works we have been describing are lacking in defensive qualities.
The nuns of Ste. Croix, too, seem not to have been lacking in generosity.
Others insisted that I knew nothing of him, and all the while I hoped that he would not find me lacking.
c.1300, "absence, want; shortage, deficiency," perhaps from an unrecorded Old English *lac, or else borrowed from Middle Dutch lak "deficiency, fault;" in either case from Proto-Germanic *laka- (cf. Old Frisian lek "disadvantage, damage," Old Norse lakr "lacking"), from PIE *leg- "to dribble, trickle." Middle English also had lackless "without blame or fault."
late 12c., perhaps from Middle Dutch laken "to be wanting," from lak (n.) "deficiency, fault," or an unrecorded native cognate word (see lack (n.)). Related: Lacked; lacking.