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We’re collecting data on the state of the environment.
The country is drifting into a state of chaos.
The British transport system is in a bit of a sorry state.
The curators believe the painting can be restored to its original state.
A friend found the girl in the street in a distressed state.
The impact seemed to startle him into a state of panic.
By the time he got home, he was in a terrible state.
The State of Michigan had revoked the licence.
Should the state play a bigger role in industry?
The ruling banned the state-run news media from promoting political candidates.
She was in a state on the day of her driving test.
The room was in a state as the children had been playing there.