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OTHER WORDS FROM shortagepre·short·age, noun
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How to use shortage in a sentence
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.
Hence, shortage of ammunition and shortage of water, which last was the worse felt to-day.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
I gave up my nephew to my country, and I—er—suffered from the shortage of potatoes to an extent that you probably didn't realize.First Plays|A. A. Milne
For example, a dreadful influenza epidemic occurred followed by a severe fuel shortage due to a railroad strike.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
The production of South American rubber is limited by a shortage of men rather than a shortage of trees.The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Anyway she has refused—and will, I fancy, never relent—to allow any extreme idea of food shortage to disturb her routine.
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.)