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circumstances

Noun

1 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" [syn: fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, portion]
2 the state (usually personal) with regard to wealth; "each person was helped according to his circumstances"
3 a person's financial situation (good or bad); "he found himself in straitened circumstances"

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circumstances
  1. Plural of circumstance

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affairs, alentours, ambience, ambit, assessed valuation, assets, assets and liabilities, borderlands, circle, circuit, circumambiencies, circumjacencies, compass, concerns, condition of things, conditions, context, current assets, dealings, deferred assets, doings, entourage, environing circumstances, environment, environs, existing conditions, fixed assets, frozen assets, full particulars, funds, gestalt, goings-on, habitat, ins and outs, intangible assets, intangibles, life, liquid assets, march of events, material assets, matters, means, milieu, neighborhood, net assets, net worth, outposts, outskirts, perimeter, periphery, precincts, proceedings, purlieus, quick assets, relations, resources, run of things, set of conditions, situation, state of affairs, status quo, stock, stock-in-trade, suburbs, surroundings, tangible assets, tangibles, the times, the world, total environment, total situation, vicinage, vicinity, wealth, what happens, whole picture
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