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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. 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. Gordana Biernat:

    Happiness is not a reward you get after hardship or suffering. Happiness is something YOU create regardless of the circumstances.

  2. William Bull Halsey:

    There are no extraordinary men...just extraordinary circumstances that ordinary men are forced to deal with.

  3. Boris Johnson:

    The PM's suggestion was modest, and sensible. It has been recklessly disregarded. This country could have a viable and exciting future outside the present EU arrangements. If we are going to stay, we need reform; and if the Danes can have their special circumstances recognized, so can Britain.

  4. Amber Rudd:

    Once the contracts are entered into, all risk is borne by EDF, except in the case of a narrow and extremely unlikely range of circumstances such as a political shutdown or a change in law.

  5. Rod Rosenstein:

    What I have determined is that based upon the unique circumstances, the public interest requires me to place this investigation under the authority of a person who exercises a degree of independence from the normal chain of command.

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