Larger context for LACK in Corpus USbrown_UKbncw/UK_bncw.txt
May I present: Daniel Eberhardt!"
Elisabeth heard the words but did not take them in consciously.
She looked at the singer and his wife as if from the wrong end of a telescope.
She was aware of a feeling of acute pain; she was in panic; she was terrified that she might scream.
She was not altogether sure whether she was dreaming.
She pinched her thigh.
The man was like Daniel.
She remembered that walk: it lacked caution.
He was going to speak.
She must get out.
She thought to move but nothing happened; her legs did not respond.
I'm dreaming, of course!
He was coming to the edge of the platform.
He was going to speak!
I'm delighted that you've been able to come along at such short notice.
Let me first ask your forbearance.
I used to speak Danish, I no longer can, so I'm going to have to address you in German -- the language of my programme.
This is the first visit that I've made to Europe since my escape from Germany in 1940.
It was my Brazilian-born wife -- who you see is my accompanist -- who insisted we accept engagements in Europe because she wanted to see where I grew up.
I decided that we should come here first -- to the house that was my parents" summer retreat, near that of my aunt, uncle and cousin.