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Definition 1: a person's financial situation (good or bad) - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where circumstances or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he found himself in straitened circumstances

(circumstances is a kind of ...) anything owned or possessed

Definition 2: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where circumstances or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for circumstances in the sense of this definition

(circumstances is a kind of ...) a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing

"the human condition"

(... is a kind of circumstances ) an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes

(... is a kind of circumstances ) a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures

(... is a kind of circumstances ) an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

(... is a kind of circumstances ) lack of success

"he felt that his entire life had been a failure" "that year there was a crop failure"

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