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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. Tim Killian:

    We've had patients die relatively quickly under those circumstances.

  2. Brooke Henderson:

    I stayed pretty patient, as patient as I could under the circumstances, going into the back nine, the saying is that majors are won on the back nine on Sunday so I just tried to keep that frame of mind and knew I was still in it if I had a solid back( nine).

  3. Deputy Oil Minister Rokneddin Javadi:

    Under the present circumstances, the government and the Oil Ministry have not issued any policy or plan to the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) towards halting the increase in the production and exports of oil, currently, Iran's crude oil exports, excluding gas condensates, have reached 2 million barrels per day (bpd).

  4. Laura Whitmore:

    To say I'm excited to be heading to Cape Town to host Love Island, the biggest show on television, is an understatement, i want to thank ITV for trusting me at the helm of this huge show. I wish it was in better circumstances ; Caroline is a brilliant host and also a friend. We've spoken a lot in the last few days since she stepped down. She has been very kind to me and strongly pushed me for this role.

  5. Mario Draghi:

    In my opinion, the 5-Star Movement has the duty to meet (Draghi), listen and then take a position, it is precisely in these circumstances that a political force shows itself to be mature in the eyes of the country.

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