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Example Sentences for "shortage"


The city often puts restrictions on water use in the summertime in order to prevent shortagesDuring a time of war, there is generally a shortage of oil, so gasoline is usually rationed.

The city often puts restrictions on water use in the summertime in order to prevent shortages.

There is often a water shortage in our town in the dry, hot months of July and August.

Food shortages in North Korea caused thousands of deaths a couple of years ago.

Police were unable to control the crowds, due to a shortage of officers.

There is a shortage of affordable rental housing in this town, and the government needs to do something about it.

The labor shortage has resulted in an increase in salaries.

There is a Japanese proverb which notes that great deeds come from times of shortage.

The fact that unmarried women who bear children are now more likely to keep them has resulted in a shortage of adoptable babies.

Textbook shortages are so severe in some U.S. public schools that 71 percent of teachers say they have purchased reading materials for their students with their own money.

California has experienced numerous power shortages over the last couple of years.

Because of its chronic shortage of workers, Switzerland has encouraged migrant laborers to come to the country for the past century.

During the 1970s, OPEC raised the price of oil, causing severe shortages in the United States.

A few years ago, there was a shortage of small coins in Portugal, so people there used candies and stamps instead.

Senegal has a severe shortage of doctors, particularly in rural areas.

In February of 1917, an enormous demonstration was held in Petrograd, Russia to protest against food shortages.

According to Kofi Annan, unless we take swift and decisive action, by 2025, two-thirds of the world's population may be living in countries that face serious water shortages.

There is no shortage of things to do for entertainment in the city of London in the evening.

Germaine Greer once suggested that a society can survive with only one man but no society will survive a shortage of women.

Discussion question: Do you think a shortage of fresh water will be a serious global problem in the future?

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