What are state of affairs?

  • (noun): The general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time.
    Example: "Wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"
    Synonyms: situation

Some articles on states, state:

Vermont - Geography
... located in the New England region in the eastern United States and comprises 9,614 square miles (24,900 km2), making it the 45th-largest state ... It is the only state that doesn't have any buildings taller than 150 feet (46 m) ... Connecticut River marks the eastern (New Hampshire) border of the state (the river is part of New Hampshire) ...
527 Organization
... appointment or defeat of candidates to federal, state or local public office ... almost all political committees, including state, local, and federal candidate committees, traditional political action committees, "Super PACs", and ... Truth, The Media Fund, America Coming Together, the Progress for America Voter Fund, Secretary of State Project, United American Technologies, American Right To Life ...
Quitman County, Georgia - Geography - Major Highways - State Routes
... State Route 27 State Route 39 State Route 50. ...
Algorithm
... Starting from an initial state and initial input (perhaps empty), the instructions describe a computation that, when executed, will proceed through a finite number of well-defined ... The transition from one state to the next is not necessarily deterministic some algorithms, known as randomized algorithms, incorporate random input ...
Vermont - Geography - Fauna
... The state contains 41 species of reptiles and amphibians, 89 species of fish, of which 12 are non-native 193 species of breeding birds, 58 species of mammals, more than 15,000 insect species ... By the mid-19th century, wild turkeys were exterminated in the state through overhunting and destruction of habitat ... resulted in their disappearance from the state ...

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