an unfilled space; a gap (plural: lacunae)
To fill this institutional lacuna, the Maastricht Treaty and its successor treaties created a panoply of non-credible rules to constrain states.
It is these lacunae, these intense specializations of awareness
In addition, there are serious lacunae in German tax rec ords, owing in large part to the country’s turbulent history in the twentieth century
the term capitalism, in contrast to capital, appears almost nowhere in his work. This lacuna weakens his account of reproduction,
The giant lacunae in his biography are merely a convenience
The gap between the two is a productive lacuna in Marx’s work which allows us to pinpoint a key element of capitalist crisis
between real value and price, due to the preponderance of finance
About the holes and lacunae and etc.
My own taste tends towards the sketchier fictional personage, whose lacunae and omissions tease us, provoke us to wade in their deep shallows
the lacuna in her knowledge of art history
for memoirs, they still leave holes, pockets of deliberate vagueness, writerly lacunae
on Joan Didion's memoirs (Year, Blue Nights)
On strong readings, the precautionary principle aims to convert epistemic uncertainty into a guardianship of the status quo, gently turning away those who would seek to build a better future with the imperative to ‘do more research’. We might also consider here that the precautionary principle contains an almost inherent lacuna: it ignores the risks of its own application. In seeking to err always on the side of caution, and hence of eliminating risk, it contains a blindness to the dangers of inaction and omission.
confronting digital lacunae where the reconstruction of lost dialogues from online fragments, interlocutors having gone missing, became necessary
There were still unfinished bits, though: gaping lacunae where the carapace gave way to reveal guttery of half-laid floors
a troubled, undersupplied, drug- and crime-riddled lacuna in the American text
This not-knowing is not a lacuna.
The result is a doubly serious lacuna. We do not well understand what happens where and why and how events here affect conditions elsewhere.
it leaves large lacunae in the untold period
on IJ ending without closure
In the lacuna between speech and interpretration lies the freedom to choose--or not choose--to take part in the process
a lacuna inscribed in the mind’s very nature as finite mode