In this story by William Faulkner, three children observe the of concern shown by their parents for the possible danger faced by an African-American woman who has washed the family clothes for many years. The woman fears that her husband is going to kill her because she is carrying a white man’s child. At the end of the story, we are left wondering whether he succeeds.
(v: lack, lacks, lacked, lacking) To have too little or none of. He lacked the courage to join the army.
(n: lack, noncount) The state of not having any or enough. The lack of food meant that we always went to bed hungry. 2000