David, who proves to be better eye candy than Ash, lacks the charisma of a true horror hero.
Since CBS lacks a cable channel, she has claimed the nearest available real estate.
Scientists conclude that it is almost impossible for someone who lacks the ACTN3 protein to become an elite sprinter.
The nuclear summit, by contrast, lacks the essence of good drama: conflict.
But what a translation of Mercier lacks is the vanity of style that those masters conjure up.
But to my mind Clifton Hampden lacks that indefinable quality of charm found in such abundance elsewhere.
It lacks initiative and cannot give an impulse for good or bad.
I love her, but she lacks that prudent hesitancy which so often gives a man his power over circumstances.
It lacks all that makes the skirts of Alps and Apennines sublime.
It lacks strength, and that was the reason it was dethroned in a period when strength was everything.
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.