01. You need to [consume] a lot more calories than you normally do each day if you want to gain weight.
02. The fire [consumed] the house within minutes.
03. A bat needs to [consume] many times its own weight in insects every day.
04. Our new washing machine [consumes] about half the electricity of our old model.
05. The government needs to pass new regulations to protect [consumers] from dishonest salesmen.
06. We cannot really reduce the destruction of our environment unless we change our philosophy of [consumerism] in this society.
07. Our [consumerist] society is very wasteful in terms of using fossil fuels.
08. Anne has a [consuming] interest in spiritual self-discovery.
09. The average daily [consumption] of salt in this country is much higher than recommended.
10. Excessive [consumption] of fat can lead to heart trouble.
11. Manufacturers have a responsibility to make sure their products are safe for [consumer] use, and this often includes testing products on animals.
12. Collisions between galaxies trigger star formation and drive the galaxies to [consume] their gas and dust, creating new stars.
13. The stars in our sky are constantly changing and evolving as they [consume] their fuels.
14. Author John Updike once said that a healthy male adult bore [consumes] each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience.
15. Antisthenes once observed that as iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are [consumed] by their own passion.
16. Mikhail Gorbachev once suggested that America must be the teacher of democracy, not the advertiser of the [consumer] society. It is unrealistic for the rest of the world to reach the American living standard.
17. John McKay once observed that nobody becomes great without self-doubt. But you can't let it [consume] you.
18. An adult gray whale [consumes] about 1,100 kilograms of food per day.
19. The average woman [consumes] about two and a half kilograms of lipstick in her lifetime.
20. Every time you lick a stamp you [consume] 1/10 of a calorie.
21. Insects [consume] 10% of the world's food supply every year.
22. About 14 percent of the world's protein [consumption] comes from fish.
23. The blue whale, the world's largest animal, needs to [consume] a million-and-a-half-calorie diet every day.
24. The sun's energy production each second is enough to supply the electrical needs of the United States for 50 million years at the current rate of [consumption].
25. [Consumers] spend more than $7 billion a year on chocolate.
26. Moderate alcohol [consumption] is defined as no more than 2 drinks a day for men, and no more than 1 drink a day for women.
27. Forty percent of all the oil [consumed] in the United States is used to power passenger vehicles.
28. The most commonly [consumed] drug in North America is caffeine.
29. It is essential to develop alternative energy sources before all our natural resources are [consumed].
30. The biggest [consumer] of tobacco products worldwide is China, where 60 percent of men smoke.
31. Less than 10% of what [consumers] pay for coffee actually reaches the farmer who grows the beans.
32. The people of Argentina are well known for their high [consumption] of beef.
33. Mankind's [consumption] of the Earth's natural resources is proceeding at a phenomenal and alarming rate.

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