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01. The children have been in a constant [state] of excitement since we told them we were going to go skiing for the Christmas holidays.
02. Please [state] your name and address.
03. You can't go to the party in that [state]; you're a mess!
04. Former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau once remarked that the [state] had no business in the bedrooms of the nation.
05. In my opinion, it is wrong for the [state] to execute someone, just as it is wrong for an individual to kill someone.
06. Melanie's father was in a serious [state] of depression after the death of her mother.
07. Please [state] clearly your purpose for visiting this country at the bottom of the page.
08. Ralph Waldo Emerson once suggested that a man's wife has more power over him than the [state] has.
09. There is a German proverb which observes that criticism of the [state] is alright, but don't forget the nation is you.
10. The young boy was in a vegetative [state] after the car accident.
11. Health care in Moldova is paid for by the [state], not by private insurance companies.
12. More people live in California than in any other [state] in the U.S.
13. Following World War Two, Yugoslavia became an independent communist [state] under Marshall Tito.
14. The [state] of the economy in Estonia is greatly influenced by developments in Finland and Sweden, two major trading partners.
15. On 20 May 2002, East Timor was internationally recognized as an independent [state].
16. Plato once stated, "Our object in the construction of the [State] is the greatest happiness of the whole, and not that of any one class."
17. As [stated] in the municipal regulations, you cannot water your garden more than once a week during the dry summer months.
18. It is sometimes difficult for me to [state] my opinion clearly in English.
19. Matter exists in three [states]: solid, liquid and gas.

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