Circumstance and Experience


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Circumstance noun – Something that happens.
Usage example: due to unexpected circumstances, the test will be postponed

Experience and circumstance are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Experience" instead a noun "Circumstance".
Nearby Words: circumstantial, circumstantiality, circumstantially, circumstanced
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Experience noun – Knowledge gained by actually doing or living through something.
Circumstance and experience are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Circumstance" instead a noun "Experience".
Nearby Words: expert, experienced, experiment, experiential, experiencing
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Both words in one sentence

  • Othello's military record might also count: he boasts at length of his experience with 'pride, pomp and circumstance of glorious war', but we never see him fight.
  • Series / Sliders Later, quite unbelievably, he was capable of performing a Caesarean section on another (male) character, despite having no experience with any form of surgery, let alone such an exotic circumstance as a male pregnancy.
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