Sentence Examples


  • There was no shortage of rocks on the mountain.
  • Centuries ago, North America saw a shortage of small coins, so large ones were cut into bits to circulate as small change.
  • In some areas there is an acute shortage of labor.
  • But beggars cannot be choosers and there never appears to be a shortage of takers when a rare part is offered.
  • Over 11,000 new marina berths are likely to be needed over the next decade to meet a shortage of inland waterway moorings.

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