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Dictionary definition for: Circumstances

1. (n) 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. (n) the state (usually personal) with regard to wealth; "each person was helped according to his circumstances"

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

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