01. The economy in Korea is not very [stable] right now.
02. I'm hoping to find a [stable] job.
03. The stock market is very [stable] at this time.
04. My sister is a little emotionally [unstable], and finds it difficult to have a long-term relationship with people.
05. After years of political unrest, and repression of the majority, the new government has succeeded in establishing a certain [stability] in South Africa.
06. Chemical compounds which are not [stable] can be very dangerous.
07. The old man was seriously ill when he was first admitted to hospital, but his condition has since [stabilized].
08. Heroditus once observed that if a man insisted always on being serious, and never allowed himself a bit of fun and relaxation, he would go mad or become [unstable] without knowing it.
09. Margaret Thatcher once claimed that a world without nuclear weapons would be less [stable], and more dangerous for all of us.
10. Politically and socially, Switzerland is one of the most [stable] nations in the world.
11. The Americans have been supplying arms to the rebels in an effort to [destabilize] the regime of the military government.
12. Industrialization of the world has resulted in the enrichment, impoverishment and [destabilization] of differing regions.
13. The [stability] of a star depends on the relation between temperature and pressure.
14. Sister Margarite Bourgeois started a school in a [stable] in New France in the 1600s.
15. Emile Durkheim observed that certain rates of suicide were [stable] over time and across countries.
16. Because there was no room at the inn, Mary and Joseph had to sleep in a [stable], and that is where the Bible says Jesus was born.
17. One of the poorest countries in the world, Yemen is struggling to build a [stable] government, and a strong economy.
18. One of the aims of OPEC is to [stabilize] the international price of oil.
19. Foreign investors are attracted by Costa Rica's political [stability], and high education levels.
20. The economy is recovering now after a long period of [instability].
21. The [instability] of the government has created a poor environment for investment in the country.
22. The patient's condition has [stabilized], and doctors say she is now out of danger.
23. Until the patient's condition [stabilizes], we cannot operate.
24. The doctor said that he couldn't operate on Grandpa until his condition [stabilizes].
25. While the thirteenth century in Europe was an era of comparative [stability] and unity, the following century was marked by change and diversity.
26. I'm going to the [stables] to feed and groom the horses.
27. My horse is [stabled] on a farm near my house.
28. The lads spent the day cleaning out the [stables] while the horses were out to pasture.
29. An old proverb notes that it's too late to shut the [stable] door after the horse has escaped.

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