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
Staff shortages, caused in part by low pay, have plagued the system for decades.
Labor shortage, drought, pest management are all things that keep farmers awake at night.
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The facility has struggled with layoffs, staff shortages and, two years ago, a state inspection that determined nursing deficiencies had endangered three patients.
Arizona water officials committed Thursday to reach a multi-state plan by the end of the year to stave off Colorado River water shortages, or at least lessen the impact.
Republican commissioner Chris Monzel voted against the hike, saying reducing costs from vacant positions, healthcare costs and collecting delinquent taxes could cover the shortage, not taxes.
Turns out, that’s led to a massive paper straw shortage, with delays from one top supplier running as long as seven weeks, reports Lou Bustamante.
Readers who have been told that parts for their car are still under backlog may report their cars’ year, make and model, plus the dealership that told them about the shortage, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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 )
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