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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portionnoun

    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. circumstancesnoun

    a person's financial situation (good or bad)

    "he found himself in straitened circumstances"

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  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.

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

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

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  1. Alex
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  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

Examples of circumstances in a Sentence

  1. Drew Schmitt:

    There are very limited circumstances where I've obtained a decryptor during a negotiation and found out it either doesn't work or found some major problem with it, the percentage of cases or incidents where the decryptor just flat-out doesn't work is really, really low and is closer to zero than anything.

  2. Austin Beutner:

    Extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary actions, and while this testing and contact tracing effort is unprecedented, it is necessary and appropriate.

  3. Commissioner Sunila Thomas George:

    In those circumstances, places of worship could be seen as open to the public, the operative word is ‘ could. ’.

  4. Alec Baldwin:

    Not only is the truth being manipulated, it is being withheld or being distorted -- people are beginning to adjust to that and accept that and sit there and say,' Well, I'll find another source,' they will seek a source of information and if you're seeking a source of information and relying on one that doesn't value the truth, then that's one set of circumstances.

  5. Jonah Samana:

    Under normal circumstances, spreading such information in Marsabit is a nightmare.

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    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 quarts or 4.545 liters
    • A. calcaneus
    • B. congius
    • C. auspices
    • D. sousing

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