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Lack, vb. 1) tr. a) to want, not to have; absol.: “all hearts which I by --ing have supposed dead,” Sonn. 31, 2. “thou shalt l.” Wiv. I, 3, 96 (== be in want; Pistol's speech). “and l. not to lose still,” All's I, 3, 210. Transitively: Ven. 136. Ven. 136 Ven. 136 Sonn. 52, 14. 86, 14. 106, 14. 127, 11. 132, 14. Phoen. 16. Tp. II, 1, 137. Gent. III, 1, 69. Wiv. IV, 6, 53. Meas. I, 2, 110. Meas. I, 2, 110 Ado III, 4, 49. IV, 1, 182. IV, 1, 182 LLL IV, 3, 55. LLL IV, 3, 55 Mids. II, 1, 223. Merch. I, 1, 37. III, 4, 62. IV, 1, 162. As I, 2, 259. I, 3, 98. III, 2, 337. III, 2, 337 IV, 3, 165. All's I, 1, 11. I, 2, 59. II, 1, 20. III, 4, 19. V, 3, 193. Tw. I, 5, 38. III, 4, 332. Wint. II, 1, 157. H4A II, 4, 408. H4B IV, 1, 216. V, 3, 73. H6B III, 1, 345. Tim. II, 2, 124. Tim. II, 2, 124 Hml. II, 1, 117. Lr. IV, 4, 13. Per. V Prol. 9 etc. “a hundred --ing one,” H6B IV, 3, 9 (== ninety nine).
b) to want, to need: “love --ed a dwelling and made him her place,” Compl. 82. “they l. no direction,” Wiv. III, 3, 19. “--s a helper,” Meas. IV, 2, 10. “you three fools --ed me fool to make up the mess,” LLL IV, 3, 206. “if a hart do l. a hind,” As III, 2, 107. Tw. I, 3, 85. I, 5, 304. Wint. IV, 4, 126. Wint. IV, 4, 126 H4B I, 2, 86. III, 2, 119. Rom. I, 3, 88. Lr. IV, 6, 119.
c) to perceive not to have, to feel the want of, to miss: “I cannot l. thee two hours,” As IV, 1, 182. “they that least lend it you shall l. you first,” All's I, 2, 68. “loved when I am --ed,” Cor. IV, 1, 15. “your noble friends do l. you,” Mcb. III, 4, 84. Oth. III, 3, 318. Ant. I, 4, 44. what l. you? == what ails you? John IV, 1, 48.
2) intr. to be wanting: “here --s but your mother for to say amen,” Tit. IV, 2, 44. “what so poor a man may do shall not l.” Hml. I, 5, 186. With of: “what hour now? I think it --s of twelve,” Hml. I, 4, 3 (== it is not yet twelve).
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