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cir·cum·stances

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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.

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  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

How to pronounce circumstances?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say circumstances in sign language?

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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

Examples of circumstances in a Sentence

  1. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    I don't say it's easy. Listen, you're 15 years old and you become pregnant and you're scared and you have your whole life ahead of you and you're facing this, that is a hard situation. I tell people all the time, 'Don't pretend this is easy.' This is a difficult question, but when asked to make a decision between two very hard circumstances.

  2. Sharen Ghatan:

    Miya is emotionally unwell, mentally unfit and lacking stability to pursue these interviews, it was clear to me and everyone on set that was the case. In addition, it is extremely challenging to have a client that is unable to grasp the circumstances and listen to legal counsel.

  3. Francois Savary:

    At the end of the day, all these circumstances, including trade wars, have been in play for a while, and the market reacts sharply from time to time.

  4. Greenville County (S.C.) Department of Social Services, The World Almanac and Book of Facts, 1993:

    Your food stamps will be stopped effective March, 1992, because we received notice that you passed away. May God bless you. You may reapply if there is a change in your circumstances.

  5. Gary Moran:

    They want to know about the circumstances of the training.

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