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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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  • Cross-references in text-specific dictionaries from this page (6):
    • William Shakespeare, Anthony and Cleopatra, 1.4
    • William Shakespeare, Coriolanus, 4.1
    • William Shakespeare, Macbeth, 3.4
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.4
    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.5
    • William Shakespeare, As You Like It, 4.1
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