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Definition of Shortage


  1. Amount or extent of deficiency, as determined by some requirement or standard; as, a shortage in money accounts.

Shortage Quotations

If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand.
Milton Friedman

There's an opportunity for the pharmacist to play a much greater role in health care, especially with what we have going on in this country with the shortage of primary-care physicians.
Gregory Wasson

You don't want to love - your eternal and abnormal craving is to be loved. You aren't positive, you're negative. You absorb, absorb, as if you must fill yourself up with love, because you've got a shortage somewhere.
D. H. Lawrence

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
Doug Larson

If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a shortage of flowers.
Doug Larson
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Shortage Translations

shortage in Danish is mangel
shortage in Dutch is afwezigheid, gebrek, gemis, euvel
shortage in Italian is strettezza, difetto
shortage in Portuguese is falta
shortage in Spanish is falta, escasez
shortage in Swedish is brist
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