01. Corruption is [widespread] in the government of many countries.
02. AIDS is now [widespread] in the world.
03. Reports of atrocities are now [widespread] in the former British colony.
04. Support for the Opposition party has become [widespread] as a result of recent government scandals.
05. Reports suggest damage is [widespread] as a result of the flood.
06. Mickey Mouse gained [widespread] popularity soon after he appeared in a short cartoon entitled "Steamboat Willy".
07. Drug abuse is a [widespread] problem in North America.
08. Cyril Northcote Parkinson once said that the chief product of an automated society is a [widespread] and deepening sense of boredom.
09. In 1739, nearly 500,000 people died in Ireland due to the [widespread] crop failure of potatoes.
10. There have been [widespread] calls for the governor to resign as a result of this latest scandal.
11. Monaco's fame as a popular tourist destination is [widespread].
12. According to the U.S. Public Health Service, nicotine addiction is the most [widespread] example of drug dependence in that country.
13. There has been a [widespread] migration of people to the urban centers of Iraq over the past 50 years.
14. Violent demonstrations and murders were [widespread] in South Africa as it moved toward democratic elections in 1994.
15. Spanish accounts from the 1500s described the [widespread] use of liquid chocolate among the Maya, who consumed it with most meals.
16. Military rule is [widespread] in countries in which the army is frequently called upon to restore order.
17. Concern for French-language protection and promotion is [widespread] in the province of Quebec.
18. Since 1993, some 200,000 people have been killed in Burundi due to [widespread] ethnic violence.
19. The [widespread] Asian economic difficulties in 1998 hit the trade-dependent economy of Hong Kong quite hard, with GDP down 5%.
20. Medical experts warn that the only effective method of controlling [widespread] HIV transmission is to prevent risk-taking behavior.
21. The drum came into [widespread] use in Europe around the twelfth century, chiefly to keep time for singing and dancing.

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