Definition of "state of affairs" [state of affairs]
A specific situation; a set of circumstances. (noun)
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Use "state of affairs" in a sentence
"How incomprehensible that considerations such as this did not at once indicate to them the true state of affairs -- that of the binary revolution of our sun and Alpha Lyrae around a common centre of gravity!"
"Unfortunately, this state of affairs meant that the soldiers stationed there, already disgruntled at having to wait for demobilisation as the weeks after Armistice crawled into months, felt both left out and itching for something to do, and at the check-point into Beersheva it quickly became apparent why Ali and Mahmoud were so apprehensive, and why they had rid themselves of their weapons."
"Unfortunately, that is not the state of affairs either within the euro zone or, indeed, around the world."