[ noun ] the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time
"the present international situation is dangerous" "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"
Used in print(Rocky Mountains News, [Denver, Colorado],...)
There are two more Sunday afternoons when the situation will arise .("Editorials"...)
West_Berlin morale is low and , in age distribution , the situation is unfavorable .(The Providence Journal...)
There are some sharp and whipping lines and some hilariously funny situations - the best of the latter being a mass impromptu plunge into a nightclub tank where a `` mermaid '' is performing .(William G. Pollard, Physicist and Christian....)
The situation in which we find ourselves is brought_out with dramatic force in Arthur_Miller 's play The_Crucible , which deals with the Salem witch trials .(Schubert Ogden, Christ Without Myth....)
In_fact , it is in just such a situation that the profundity of Bultmann 's argument is disclosed .
state thing environment picture crisis challenge equilibrium status_quo complication nightmare rejection acceptance purgatory prison size exclusion hot_potato mexican_standoff inclusion imbroglio square_one pass element disequilibrium swamp hotbed crowding tinderbox fish_bowl crunch how-do-you-do urgency no-win_situation ballgame conflict_of_interest childlessness
[ noun ] a condition or position in which you find yourself
: "the unpleasant situation (or position) of having to choose between two evils" "found herself in a very fortunate situation"
Used in print(Leo Lemon, "Catch Up With" and "Something to...)
The night we saw it , a rather unpleasant situation arose when the soloist refused to approach the armadillo , complaining - in ad-lib - that `` it smelled '' .
[ noun ] a complex or critical or unusual difficulty
"the dangerous situation developed suddenly" "that's quite a situation" "no human situation is simple"
[ noun ] (work) a job in an organization
"he occupied a post in the treasury"
occupation job legation professorship apprenticeship academicianship bishopry chairmanship chaplaincy attorneyship clerkship comptrollership bailiffship admiralty discipleship chancellorship foremanship chieftaincy headship commandership internship consulship legislatorship controllership cadetship ambassadorship curacy accountantship counselorship messiahship prelacy editorship eldership emirate protectorship generalship governorship headship solicitorship incumbency inspectorship instructorship tribuneship judgship lectureship fatherhood khanate librarianship lieutenancy councillorship caliphate marshalship mastership mayoralty moderatorship curatorship overlordship pastorship custodianship captainship praetorship precentorship deanship premiership presidency primateship principalship priorship proconsulship proctorship preceptorship prefecture receivership regency rulership secretaryship senatorship sinecure directorship speakership stewardship studentship teachership thaneship throne treasurership cardinalship viceroyship viziership wardenship wardership hot_seat apostleship fatherhood managership manhood peasanthood public_office residency sainthood womanhood magistracy station officiate post