01. In an election 51% of the vote [constitutes] a majority.
02. It is sometimes difficult to decide what [constitutes] abuse when discussing the discipline of children.
03. The native American population [constitutes] a small but important part of our country.
04. The [constitution] of the private country club previously excluded Jews and people of color.
05. I am confident your grandfather will overcome his illness; he has the [constitution] of a man half his age.
06. The President has resigned, and the country is in the middle of a [constitutional] crisis.
07. The people of this country have the [constitutional] right to protest, and we will not stop until our demands are met.
08. Certain whales live in extended family units that, for families, [constitute] life-long associations.
09. Cheddar cheese [constitutes] about two-thirds of the cheese sold in the United States.
10. The [Constitution] of the United States was signed on September 17, 1787.
11. One ounce of the material that [constitutes] a spider's web could stretch 2,000 miles.
12. In the state of Queensland, Australia, it is still [constitutional] law that all pubs must have a railing outside for patrons to tie up their horse.
13. The minimum age set in the U.S. [Constitution] for the President of the United States is 35.
14. Cicero once observed that a careful physician, before he attempts to administer a remedy to his patient, must investigate not only the malady of the man he wishes to cure, but also his habits when in health, and his physical [constitution].
15. Iran's known oil reserves are believed to [constitute] one-tenth of the world's supply.
16. Bananas and coffee together [constitute] almost 38% of Costa Rica's export earnings.
17. In 1968, all 10 of Canada's provincial premiers agreed to draft a new [Constitution] giving the French language equal status with English throughout Canada.
18. The United Kingdom is a [constitutional] monarchy and parliamentary democracy.
19. [Constitutional] reform is a significant issue in the United Kingdom.
20. Queen Elizabeth I once suggested that a meal of bread, cheese and beer [constitutes] the chemically-perfect food.
21. The Prime Minister must understand that if he raises taxes, he will lose the support of his many of his [constituents].
22. Their election win [constituted] the largest majority in the country's history.
23. It is [unconstitutional] to prevent people from voting just because they have changed addresses.
24. He is an extremely right-wing politician whose [constituency] consists of racists and neo-nazis.
25. Rural [constituencies] generally supported the Conservatives, while urban [constituencies] voted largely for the Liberals.
26. An angry [constituent] phoned the Senator to complain about his rising taxes.
27. The [constitutions] of most countries provide support for freedom of speech.
28. The Opposition charged that the government was not acting [constitutionally] when it shut down debate of the issue.
29. Harrison is [constitutionally] incapable of making difficult decisions, and is unfit for a senior management position.
30. Within the atmosphere of the planet Earth, both the proportion and the [constituents] of the air are crucial to the survival of all life.

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