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01. Most department stores now have [automatic] doors for use by people in wheelchairs or parents pushing baby strollers.
02. The introduction of [automation] in the harvesting of fruit has cost a lot of seasonal workers their jobs.
03. I always wake up [automatically] at 7:00 even if I forget to set the alarm.
04. In my opinion, drunk drivers should receive an [automatic] suspension of their license.
05. Most public buildings now have [automatic] doors for people in wheelchairs.
06. The bank robbers were carrying powerful, [automatic] weapons.
07. Northcote Parkinson once said that the chief product of an [automated] society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.
08. Warren Bennis once said that the factory of the future will have two employees: a man and a dog. The man's job will be to feed the dog, and the dog's job will be to prevent the man from touching any of the [automated] equipment.
09. Dolphins don't [automatically] breathe; they have to tell themselves to do it.
10. New employment needs to be created in our country as [automation] replaces jobs.
11. As an employee of our company, you are [automatically] entitled to a special discount.
12. Mildred Bethel once observed that happiness is a conscious choice, not an [automatic] response.
13. If you accidentally put your hand on a hot stove, your nervous system will cause you to withdraw it quickly, [automatically] and efficiently.
14. Practising a skill, such as juggling, for extended periods of time may result in the performance of that task becoming almost completely [automatic].
15. Michael McCarthy wrote that the purpose of vocabulary learning should include both remembering words and the ability to use them [automatically] in a wide range of language contexts when the need arises.
16. If we [automate] even a part of the assembly process, we will save thousands of dollars, in addition to increasing production.

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