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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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He had received M'Tavish and his party with uncalled for hospitality, as though they were friends and allies, instead of being a party of observation, come to reconnoitre the state of affairs at Astoria, and to await the arrival of a hostile ship.
The same evening Turlington was at his office in Austin Friars, investigating the state of affairs, with his head clerk to help him.
In the meantime the state of affairs was not that of a truce but of a stalemate.
All due honor, therefore, to the ingenuity with which you have filled the hiatus, and shown the state of affairs between us by a discourse on " surplus value," cribbed from an imperfect report of one of my public lectures, and from the pages of Karl Marx
Chihun reported the state of affairs to the planter, who came out with a dog-whip and cracked it furiously.
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice: benefits of achieving the state of affairs of the housing of the centre hospitalier regional d~orleans mapa 2014-07
To do so, he considers a simple world, consisting of only two states of affairs, where a is G and b is F Straightforwardly, the truth that a is G is grounded by the state of affairs that a is G: The actual state of affairs such that a is G necessitates the truth that a is G.
Charbel promised to work on bettering the state of affairs in jails.
While only S1 indicates an outright opposition between subject and predicate, the expression for negation in each case indicates an incompatibility between the state of affairs designated by the respective judgment and an opposite state of affairs.
By QUETTA, November 25, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The PML-N has strongly condemned the state of affairs of the Country, which was stuck in quagmire of blood and fire, while it has also berated the government for its failure to contain the sorry state of affairs.
By QUETTA, November 25, 2010 (Frontier Star): The PML-N has strongly condemned the state of affairs of the Country, which was stuck in quagmire of blood and fire, while it has also berated the government for its failure to contain the sorry state of affairs.
The columnist concluded by stating that the state of affairs between Palestinians was "illogical," adding that the sooner the two main factions came to an agreement the better the future would be for "the people of Palestine.
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.
I'm retired, and I have the time now to read more, but after a while the state of affairs gets me down.
FIRST we had the time to reflect on the state of affairs in Ireland and now we have time to reflect on the state of affairs in the rest of Europe.
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