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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time;
- Example: "the present international situation is dangerous"
- Example: "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"
- Example: "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
[syn: situation, state of affairs]

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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

state of affairs n 1: the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt [syn: situation, state of affairs]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

24 Moby Thesaurus words for "state of affairs": affairs, circumstances, concerns, condition of things, conditions, dealings, doings, goings-on, how it goes, how it is, how things are, how things stand, life, like it is, march of events, matters, proceedings, relations, run of things, status in quo, the status quo, the times, the world, what happens