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I’m sure there’s no shortage of readers who have had to make similar choices.

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By late April, Switch sales briefly dropped below pre-pandemic levels because of the shortage.

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While women now have the constitutional right to vote, there has been no shortage of voting restrictions aimed to prevent them from doing so.

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More than one school official told Voice of San Diego they’d love to order devices, but can’t because of supply shortages.

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.

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.

In a show with no shortage of great performances, Kitsch stood out.

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.

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.

For example, a dreadful influenza epidemic occurred followed by a severe fuel shortage due to a railroad strike.

The production of South American rubber is limited by a shortage of men rather than a shortage of trees.

Anyway she has refused—and will, I fancy, never relent—to allow any extreme idea of food shortage to disturb her routine.


On this page you'll find 49 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to shortage, such as: dearth, deficit, failure, lack, poverty, and scarcity.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.