for lack of


: not having (the thing specified)
They called it a comet, for lack of a better term/word.
For lack of anything better to do, we went to the park.

Examples of for lack of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There is something deeply, for lack of a better word, authentic about that. Jason P. Frank, Vulture, 11 June 2024 Federal judges not only dismissed the claims for lack of evidence, but some also penalized the attorneys who filed them. Elise J. Bean, The Conversation, 4 June 2024 The source of that donation remains unknown — and not for lack of effort. Daniel Klaidman, CBS News, 4 June 2024 The maneuver, through a procedural move known as a discharge petition, is all but certain to fail for lack of Republican support, but that is by design. Annie Karni, New York Times, 4 June 2024 But many experts say rescheduling won't ease banking challenges for the cannabis industry, which has dealt almost exclusively in cash for lack of banking options. Rafi Schwartz, theweek, 9 May 2024 Facebook, notably, does not operate in China—but not for lack of trying. Ganesh Sitaraman, Foreign Affairs, 10 Feb. 2020 The ski area would open after Christmas, close for lack of snow, reopen when possible, and so on. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 20 May 2024 The charges against Martinez were dropped by a judge for lack of probable cause, court records say. Tony Saavedra, Orange County Register, 19 May 2024

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“For lack of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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