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lack (1 survives in the gerund ‘lacking’)
1. to be wanting Tit. IV. ii. 44 “Here l-s but your mother for to say amen,” Ham. I. v. 186 “what so poor a man . . . May do . . . shall not ” ; Ham. I. iv. 3 “it l-s of twelve” (=is not yet twelve o'clock).
2. (with “cannot”) to do or go without AYL. IV. i. 188, hence, to perceive the absence of, miss (S.) Cor. IV. i. 15 “I shall be lov'd when I am l-'d,” Mac. III. iv. 84, Oth. III. iii. 319, Ant. I. iv. 44 “Comes dear'd by being lack'”
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