Circumstance and Intent


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Circumstance noun – A state or end that seemingly has been decided beforehand.
Intent and circumstance are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Intent" instead a noun "Circumstance".
Nearby Words: circumstantial, circumstantiality, circumstantially, circumstanced
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Intent noun – Something that one hopes or intends to accomplish.
Circumstance and intent are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Circumstance" instead a noun "Intent".
Nearby Words: intention, intentional, intently, intending, intension
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