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state of affairs

A current situation or set of conditions. It's been a sad state of affairs around here since our grandma got sick. I'd like to start this meeting by going over the company's financial state of affairs.
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a state of afˈfairs

general situation or circumstances: We know little about the present state of affairs in China.
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First and foremost, I think it is the parents who are partly responsible for this state of affairs because they force their children to study medicine or dentistry without seeing their ability or interest for the profession.
Perhaps it is the time ripe for the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to revisit state of affairs and let the nominate the foreign minister who could take care of foreign office functions and could eliminate the doubts prevailing about the external office performance since long.
It is hard to imagine a more inexcusable state of affairs JUDGE PAUL MORT LAYS INTO THE COUNCIL
It seems like she wants to start proving people wrong with her new NBC show, "State of Affairs," where she is also partly a producer.
Take a relatively course grained state of affairs, that John loves Anne.
The head of state is due to hold talks with His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah on bilateral relations and means to bolster interaction and exchange between the two nations, particularly in the fields of economy and investment, and would also touch on Arab and regional state of affairs.
Mr Patton is 100 per cent concerning this sorry state of affairs instigated by moneymen in all parties concerned regarding Coventry City Football Club past and present.
I perhaps know better than many as to why this ridiculous state of affairs exists: indeed, we all should by now.
And on the whole, this state of affairs makes the leaders of the economies represented here, optimistic," Putin noted.
NNA - 11/02/2012 Sad state of affairs in Lebanese prisons topped concerns of Interior Minister during an interview with New TV Saturday, whereby he also reassured citizens that the situation in Tripoli is under control thanks to security apparatuses.
If we regard a positive state of affairs (designated by an affirmative judgment) as existing and equate its existing with its presence, then the corresponding negative state of affairs is one that we would have to say does not exist or, equivalently, is absent.
The troubled state of affairs in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan portends serious repercussions and grave consequences, destined to affect education particularly higher education in the entire tribal belt.
"Every week Palestinian intellectuals condemn the political arrests that take place regularly, and every week we wonder when this illogical state of affairs will last," he said.
The state of affairs "out there" must be bad, because even inside the federal prison system, which is where I've lived since 1988, the state of affairs has deteriorated: fewer jobs, too many prisoners, higher prices on commissary items, less food.
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