Circumstances and Setting


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Circumstances noun – Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you).
Setting is a synonym for circumstances. In some cases you can use "Setting" instead a noun "Circumstances".
Synonyms for Circumstances


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Setting noun – The circumstances, conditions, or objects by which one is surrounded.
Circumstances is a synonym for setting. You can use "Circumstances" instead a noun "Setting".
Nearby Words: set, settling, setter
Synonyms for Setting

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good good circumstances good setting
particular particular circumstances particular setting
similar similar circumstances similar setting
normal normal circumstances normal setting
Other adjectives: regular, current, actual, real, grim, supernatural, new, unique, possible, unusual, different, historical.

Both words in one sentence

  • Corrupt the Cutie Supernatural. There are no right choices in the setting except Heroic Sacrifice, and under some circumstances Agree With [main character].
  • Often subverted by making it a Secret Test of Character or setting up other circumstances under which Alice likes Bob's candor for some reason.
  • Gender Bender Two of the three main characters were hit by a split beam setting the plot in motion, the third character Elise, whose name is now Elyps, due to an odd set of circumstances, has to live as a boy without the luxury of the people closest to her thinking she was always that way.
    Source: Gender Bender
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