01. We need to order more office [supplies]; we're running out of computer paper and pens.
02. The artists picked up a lot of useful art [supplies] while shopping in the big city.
03. Our children get excited every September when we buy their new school [supplies] and clothes.
04. Our food [supplies] began to run out after five days of hiking.
05. Officials are cautioning people to boil their water due to an algae bloom in the water [supply].
06. These are the major blood vessels which [supply] blood to the brain.
07. There is a Chinese proverb which states that when we have nothing to worry about, we are not doing much, and not doing much may [supply] us with plenty of future worries.
08. In 1891, Florence Nightingale observed that the first possibility of rural cleanliness lies in water [supply].
09. Aristotle once suggested that the family is the association established by nature for the [supply] of man's everyday wants.
10. Cicero once said that the rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each [supplying] what the other lacks, and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.
11. Canada has one fifth of the world's fresh water [supply].
12. Insects eat 10 percent of the world's food [supply] every year.
13. It is important to keep first aid [supplies] out of the reach of small children.
14. After the earthquake, food and medical [supplies] were distributed to all residents of the area.
15. The diet of many people in poorer areas of the world does not [supply] enough protein.
16. France [supplies] a quarter of the world's wine.
17. In 1909, an expedition to the South Pole took a [supply] of Guinness beer.
18. In the early 1900s, the use of trains revolutionized [supply] methods for modern armies.
19. While supposedly a peaceful country, Canada actually [supplies] many countries with weapons of war and destruction.

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