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supply and demand


The average stay for an Unwind is three weeks, although it varies depending on blood type and supply and demand.
Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  economics:  references in "supply" the amount of goods or services available at a given price at any time; and in "demand" the amount of goods or services desired for purchase at a given price and time
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If demand increases or supply decreases then prices generally increase.

Conversely, if demand decreases or supply increases, then prices generally decrease.
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  • The average stay for an Unwind is three weeks, although it varies depending on blood type and supply and demand.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • "It’s as if we expect border control agents to do what a century of communism could not: defeat the natural market forces of supply and demand and defeat the natural human desire for freedom and opportunity," noted New York mayor Michael Bloomberg told Congress.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Supply and demand.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • "It’s the law of supply and demand," Vee said.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush

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  • Remember the law of supply and demand.
    Michael Pollan  --  The Omnivore’s Dilemma
  • It’s a matter of supply and demand.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • When he encountered a wave of enemy resistance to this attack, he stuck to his position without regard for his safety or reputation and gallantly invoked the law of supply and demand.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Why, the law of supply and demand regulates the price of houses.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • I assume that a salary is the price paid for a commodity, and it ought to conform with the law of supply and demand.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Something to be worked so much and paid so much, and there ended; something to be infallibly settled by laws of supply and demand; something that blundered against those laws, and floundered into difficulty; something that was a little pinched when wheat was dear, and over-ate itself when wheat was cheap; something that increased at such a rate of percentage, and yielded such another percentage of crime, and such another percentage of pauperism; something wholesale, of which vast…
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times

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  • We know the market, supply and demand.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • Why, if there is anything in supply and demand, life is the cheapest thing in the world.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • It may happen that the final result of a revolution is favorable to commerce and manufactures; but its first consequence will almost always be the ruin of manufactures and mercantile men, because it must always change at once the general principles of consumption, and temporarily upset the existing proportion between supply and demand.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • …salary is fixed without any regard for that law, as, for instance, when I see two engineers leaving college together, both equally well trained and efficient, and one getting forty thousand while the other is satisfied with two; or when I see lawyers and hussars, having no special qualifications, appointed directors of banking companies with immense salaries, I conclude that the salary is not fixed in accordance with the law of supply and demand, but simply through personal interest.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
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Associated words [difficulty]:   supply and demand [7] , demand curve [9] , demand curve [9]
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