What does circumstances mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion(noun)

    your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

    "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion"

  2. circumstances(noun)

    a person's financial situation (good or bad)

    "he found himself in straitened circumstances"

Freebase

  1. Circumstances

    "Circumstances" is the second track on progressive rock band Rush's 1978 album Hemispheres. Lyrically, it is an autobiographical account, written by Peart, about the time he spent living in England, and his eventual disillusionment with his then-current occupations. Musically, it's a hard-hitting rock song, complete with power-chords and riffs, similar to much of their early 70s albums. It also features a keyboard break, near the middle of the song, similar to the one in "The Trees," supplied by Geddy Lee's Oberheim 8-voice Polyphonic Synthesizer, backed by Taurus pedals, Neil Peart's orchestral bells and a simple, soft chord progression by Alex Lifeson, before breaking back into the song's hard rock feel. It was only played a handful of times in concert, on the Tour of the Hemispheres from late 1978 to early 1979, before the 2007 Snakes & Arrows Tour when it was played every night in the first set of the band's 3 hour live show.

Editors Contribution

  1. circumstances

    Plural form of circumstance.

    The circumstances were ideal for the growing of new plants so they chose to cultivate them with gratitude.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'circumstances' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #950

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'circumstances' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1404

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of circumstances in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of circumstances in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Benjamin Disraeli:

    Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of men.

  2. Mark Twain:

    In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.

  3. Police Chief Charlie Beck:

    Any time an unarmed person is shot by a Los Angeles police officer, Los Angeles takes extraordinary circumstances to justify that, and I have not seen those extraordinary circumstances at this point.

  4. Charles Schmitz:

    It is a strategy that depends on the domestic politics of the particular state which it is applied, the strategy will work if it has the appropriate political circumstances. If it does not have the appropriate circumstances it won't.

  5. Dmitry Peskov:

    The president is mobilized, fully mobilized, mobilized to the extent that circumstances demand, the circumstances are unprecedented. The gauntlet thrown down to Russia is unprecedented. So naturally the reaction is in line with this threat.

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