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"
a person's financial situation (good or bad)
"he found himself in straitened 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
The numerical value of circumstances in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of circumstances in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Examples of circumstances in a Sentence
What does she represent exactly? A woman who because of the circumstances of her life doesn't despise Jews but befriends them? She represents mainly herself and her own private biography.
Everyone confesses in the abstract that exertion which brings out all the powers of body and mind is the best thing for us all; but practically most people do all they can to get rid of it, and as a general rule nobody does much more than circumstances drive them to do.
All of us are of similar minds. We each have different circumstances and different situations that are unique to each individual state, and so I'm not at all surprised that this is sort of exactly what I anticipated occurring with some in the South Carolina, continuing to work to reopen.
I think that delaying this sentence would not be a prudent thing to do given all the circumstances, there's been a lot of work that's gone into the sentencing on behalf of all the parties.
Detective Colson was arriving in an unmarked vehicle and found himself in the middle of a gunfight, heroically, Detective Colson reacted to a set of circumstances that frankly, I don't think he was entirely prepared for.
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