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state of affairs

Definitions

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  • n. A specific situation; a set of circumstances.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

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Examples

  • How incomprehensible that considerations such as this did not at once indicate to them the true state of affairs -- that of the binary revolution of our sun and Alpha Lyrae around a common centre of gravity!

    Mellonta Tauta

  • During all this time, and even long before January, the furloughmen are accustomed to record the state of affairs respecting their furlough by covering every available substance that will bear a pencil or chalk mark with numerous inscriptions, giving the observer some such information as this: "100 days to furlough," "75 days to furlough," "only two months before furlough," and thus even to the day before they actually leave.

    Henry Ossian Flipper The Colored Cadet at West Point

  • Andrias Scheuchzeri understands this state of affairs clearly and goes through it objectively without any erotic illusions.

    The War with the Newts

  • PETER CAVE: Australia's Foreign Minister, Stephen Smith, says the state of affairs in Zimbabwe has gone from catastrophic to perilous.

    Interview - ABC Radio National AM, 23 December 2008 - Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • Mr. Cliffordson, looking worried, a sufficiently unusual state of affairs to cause his niece a certain amount of anxiety, nodded in response to her remarks.

    Death at the Opera

  • Unfortunately, this state of affairs meant that the soldiers stationed there, already disgruntled at having to wait for demobilisation as the weeks after Armistice crawled into months, felt both left out and itching for something to do, and at the check-point into Beersheva it quickly became apparent why Ali and Mahmoud were so apprehensive, and why they had rid themselves of their weapons.

    O Jerusalem

  • Unfortunately, that is not the state of affairs either within the euro zone or, indeed, around the world.

    If All Else Fails, Lower Your Standards

  • Kendal was seeking permission to bring down the fire of A Battery on 1 Platoon's position, but Connors, lacking positive information about the state of affairs there, vetoed the suggestion for the moment.

    First Clash

  • “Fearful is the state of affairs at Rome, terrible is death, terrible is exile; terrible is calumny; terrible is poverty; fly, my friends; the enemy is near”; we shall answer,

    The Discourses of Epictetus

  • Times of a normal, development of a stable state of affairs are distinguished and exist by the obvious domination of the clements of the middle, in which the two extremes mutually balance one another, or cancel one another.

    Mein Kampf

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