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His public statement about the Pacers could indicate that a lack of outside interest in trading for his services limited his options.NBA free agency tracker (plus trades): Warriors acquire Kelly Oubre; 76ers trade Al Horford to Thunder|Ben Golliver|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
That inactivity probably points to a lack of interest in this year’s top-tier prospects.NBA draft winners and losers: A win for LaMelo Ball, woe for the Warriors|Ben Golliver|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
The reduction could also be an evolutionary response to a lack of predators.Guttural toads shrank by a third after just 100 years on two islands|Jake Buehler|November 19, 2020|Science News
That’s why training works the way it does—or more precisely, it’s why lack of training makes us unfit.
Just as Anna Tuchman told us today about the efficacy, or lack thereof, of TV advertising, Steve Tadelis is dying to tell us what he’s learned about the efficacy of digital advertising, and how the whole digital-ad ecosystem works.Does Advertising Actually Work? (Part 1: TV) (Ep. 440)|Stephen J. Dubner|November 19, 2020|Freakonomics
The court ruled she lacked the maturity to make her own medical decisions.
He acknowledged the theories but his voice lacked conviction.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The 2014 election was a wipeout, progressives say, because Democrats lacked a bold economic message to inspire voters.
Moscow officials insist that the hospitals listed for closure lacked professional services and often stayed half empty.
He was no teacher, and he lacked the tact required in getting along with his classes.
Fine soldier as he was, he lacked the essentials of the successful general—imagination and moral courage.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The ceremony inevitably lacked certain of the traditional accessories that strangely influenced the popular mind.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
There might be in the school boys base enough to charge that he lacked spirit in his attitude of armed neutrality.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
She was hungry again, for the Highcamp dinner, though of excellent quality, had lacked abundance.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
All the rest of the family—Assiers and Tchaikovskys alike—not only lacked musical talent, but were indifferent to the art.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky|Modeste Tchaikovsky