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OTHER WORDS FROM shortagepre·short·age, noun
Words nearby shortage
Example sentences from the Web for shortage
I’m sure there’s no shortage of readers who have had to make similar choices.We need a COVID vaccine. We also need to figure out how to get it to people|Sy Mukherjee|August 27, 2020|Fortune
By late April, Switch sales briefly dropped below pre-pandemic levels because of the shortage.Gamers, get ready: Nintendo’s Switch should be available again soon. But maybe not for long|dzanemorris|August 26, 2020|Fortune
While women now have the constitutional right to vote, there has been no shortage of voting restrictions aimed to prevent them from doing so.Melinda Gates, Ai-jen Poo, and 9 more women on what the 19th Amendment’s 100th anniversary means to them|ehinchliffe|August 18, 2020|Fortune
More than one school official told Voice of San Diego they’d love to order devices, but can’t because of supply shortages.Rural Districts Still Lack Devices, Internet Access as School Year Draws Near|Kayla Jimenez|August 11, 2020|Voice of San Diego
When the great toilet paper shortage of 2020 occurred, bath tissue companies could have easily changed their marketing to fuel the need and push profits even more.How to use trending keywords from current events in content marketing|Gregg Schwartz|July 23, 2020|Search Engine Watch
But there is no shortage of great American whiskey on the market.
A senior Pentagon official agreed that there is a shortage of surveillance planes needed to track down ISIS.
There is a shortage of food, there is little aid, and they are in a dire situation.Yazidis Face Genocide by ISIS After U.S. Turns Away|Josh Rogin|November 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In a show with no shortage of great performances, Kitsch stood out.Alright ‘True Detective,’ You Got Me: Taylor Kitsch Is a Woman’s Man|Teo Bugbee|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His brother Sidronio immediately took over, and the Windy City reported no shortage of smack.
The remainder of the shortage was made up partly by postages and partly by private subscriptions.The History of the Post Office in British North America|William Smith
Some one's shortage would be covered and his reputation saved.Warrior Gap|Charles King
The doctored package would be opened and the shortage would be found.
The shortage is in deeds, and the doubtful community is saying to the minister, "What do you do?"The Minister and the Boy|Allan Hoben
A shortage of letters and luxury parcels is a real hardship.A Yankee in the Trenches|R. Derby Holmes
British Dictionary definitions for shortage
Cultural definitions for shortage
A condition that exists when demand exceeds supply because of a lack of equilibrium in a market. If a price is artificially low, buyers want to buy more of a good than sellers are willing to sell. (Compare surplus.)