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Overview of noun circumstances

The noun circumstances has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (2) fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion

(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

(a person's financial situation (good or bad); "he found himself in straitened circumstances")

Overview of noun circumstance

The noun circumstance has 4 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (39) circumstance

(a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity)

2. (8) context, circumstance, setting

(the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context")

3. (3) circumstance, condition, consideration

(information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; "another consideration is the time it would take")

4. circumstance

(formal ceremony about important occasions; "pomp and circumstance") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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