01. I felt a lot of [pressure] when I did my presentation.
02. She chose a career she wasn't really interested in, under [pressure] from her parents.
03. Her parents are putting a lot of [pressure] on her to get married, but she isn't interested.
04. There is not enough [pressure] in the tire.
05. Her boyfriend was [pressuring] her to have sex, but she didn't feel she was ready to take that step.
06. Boddington is a delicious British beer which is sold in [pressurized] cans so that it is just like the draught you'd get in an English pub.
07. You should apply firm [pressure] to a deep cut in order to stop the bleeding.
08. Dr. Joyce Brothers once said, "No matter how much [pressure] you feel at work, if you could find ways to relax for at least five minutes every hour, you'd be more productive."
09. It has been medically proven that pessimism raises one's blood [pressure].
10. The human heart creates enough [pressure] when it pumps out to the body to squirt blood 30 feet.
11. Bleeding from minor cuts will usually stop on its own or after you apply a little direct [pressure].
12. Advances in the sciences may have resulted from [pressure] to improve agricultural technology.
13. You can improve fuel efficiency in your car by maintaining your tires at the proper [pressure].
14. Even at low speeds, a car crash forces a [pressure] of hundreds of kilograms against your body.
15. The passenger cabin of commercial aircraft is [pressurized] for the comfort and safety of the passengers.
16. Women in Algeria are presently under [pressure] from fundamentalist groups to adopt a more traditional style of dress.
17. In a 1967 referendum, the people of Gibraltar ignored Spanish [pressure], and voted overwhelmingly to remain a British dependency.
18. If there is bleeding under a fingernail, the [pressure] can be quite painful.
19. The [pressure] exerted by a gas will increase as the temperature increases.

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