Examples of shortage in a Sentence
there was a troubling shortage of supplies for the troops overseas this year
Recent Examples of shortage from the Web
Six hundred million people are dealing with high to extreme water shortage, according to a report by Niti Aayog, a policy think tank for the Indian government.
The South Side, like much of San Antonio, is a shortage area for health professions and its residents are medically underserved, said Roger Enriquez, director of policy studies center at UTSA.
Allegiant could not be reached for comment, but the airline told the Tampa Bay Times the cancellations were caused by a plane shortage because of late deliveries from European manufacturer Airbus.
In 2015, a water shortage ceased being an issue for these gardeners.
Egypt has both a building boom and a housing shortage.
Even with pipeline constraints and labor shortages in West Texas and New Mexico, IHS Markit still projects Permian production to surge from 2.5 million barrels a day last year to 5.4 million barrels daily by 2023.
Two other videos highlighted in McSally's 2017 press release, which focused on infrastructure funding for ports of entry and McSally’s bill to fund staffing shortages at the border and ports of entry, were not removed.
Still, while this apparent worker shortage puts the negotiating power in the hands of workers—allowing them to pick their employer or better dictate wages, the power balance appears not to have changed quite yet.
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crunch, dearth, deficiency, deficit, drought (also drouth), failure, famine, inadequacy, inadequateness, insufficiency, lack, paucity, pinch, poverty, scantiness, scarceness, scarcity, undersupply, want;
SHORTAGE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of shortage for English Language Learners
: a state in which there is not enough of something that is needed ( chiefly Brit )
SHORTAGE Defined for Kids
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