situation


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sit·u·a·tion

(sich-yū-ā'shŭn),
The aggregate of biologic, psychological, and sociologic factors that affect a person's behavioral pattern.

situation

1. A set of circumstances.
2. The location of an entity in relation to other objects.
References in classic literature ?
But whatever may be our situation, whether firmly united under one national government, or split into a number of confederacies, certain it is, that foreign nations will know and view it exactly as it is; and they will act toward us accordingly.
If we are wise enough to preserve the Union we may for ages enjoy an advantage similar to that of an insulated situation.
He had left the girl whose youth and innocence he had seduced, in a situation of the utmost distress, with no creditable home, no help, no friends, ignorant of his address
Whatever they may have been, however, she may now, and hereafter doubtless WILL turn with gratitude towards her own condition, when she compares it with that of my poor Eliza, when she considers the wretched and hopeless situation of this poor girl, and pictures her to herself, with an affection for him so strong, still as strong as her own, and with a mind tormented by self-reproach, which must attend her through life.
On the other hand, a movement is "learnt," or embodies a "habit," if it is due to previous experience of similar situations, and is not what it would be if the animal had had no such experience.
In this situation I was constantly exposed to danger, and death.
I knowing it was impossible for them to escape, capitulated with the enemy, and, at a distance in their view, gave notice to my men of their situation, with orders not to resist, but surrender themselves captives.
But you have not an idea of what is requisite in situations directly opposite to your own.
She entreats you not to suppose that she had the faintest idea of her situation when she attempted to destroy herself.
I want to get a situation, uncle, so that I may earn some money," said Tom, who never fell into circumlocution.
He didn't quite promise me anything; he seemed to think I couldn't have a very good situation.
But remembering Edna's whimsical turn of mind of late, and foreseeing that she had immediately acted upon her impetuous determination, he grasped the situation with his usual promptness and handled it with his well-known business tact and cleverness.