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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"

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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.

Editors Contribution

  1. circumstances

    Plural form of circumstance.

    The circumstances were ideal for the growing of new plants so they chose to cultivate them with gratitude.

    Submitted by MC Harmonious on December 16, 2015  

British National Corpus

  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

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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. San Sebastian Mayor Javier Jimenez:

    This town took control of its circumstances.

  2. Booker T. Washington:

    Character, not circumstances, makes the man.

  3. Fortunato Perri Jr.:

    It’s a very sad, tragic set of circumstances.

  4. Frank Lloyd Wright:

    Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.

  5. Author Unknown:

    Happiness is in the heart, not in the circumstances.

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