conjuncture

Part of speech: noun

A combination of circumstances; juncture; crisis.

Part of speech: noun

The act of joining; union.

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Usage examples "conjuncture":

  1. Involuntarily it carried me back- perhaps others besides me- to the day at Longfield when little Guy had devoted himself to his " pretty lady;" when we first heard that other name, which by a curious conjuncture of circumstances had since become so fatally familiar, and which would henceforward be like the sound of a death- bell in our family- Gerard Vermilye. - "John Halifax, Gentleman", Dinah Maria Mulock Craik.
  2. For all that amounts to is the assertion that the agent is ignorant of the relative strength of desires that may be aroused under a particular conjuncture of circumstances. - "Determinism or Free-Will?", Chapman Cohen.
  3. To this Volumnius rejoined, " May Hercules direct all for the best; for his part, he was better pleased that he had taken useless trouble, than that any conjuncture should have arisen which had made one consular army insufficient for Etruria." - "The History of Rome; Books Nine to Twenty-Six", Titus Livius.