Origin of situation
Examples from the Web for situation
Her slight miscalculation of how to fix the situation leads to her driving around the gas pump.Slow Motion Tiger Jump, a Tornado at the Rose Bowl and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The girls send a cry for help…the situation of these girls is distressing.Jihadis Release New Year’s Eve Video of Italian Female Hostages|Jamie Dettmer, Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Now half-awake, we need all the help we can get in understanding our situation.
And, he confided, the situation left him “a little depressed” as well.Kerry Bentivolio: The Congressman Who Believes in Santa Claus|Ben Jacobs|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some eyes in the park watched him while the police monitored the situation from several street corners.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On recollecting myself, and examining my Situation, I found the Case clear.Benjamin Franklin; Self-Revealed, Volume II (of 2)|Wiliam Cabell Bruce
How if he should take this means of informing Joseph of his present situation?The Strange Story of Rab Rby|Mr Jkai
No one can doubt it who knows the situation of the two countries, still less anyone who has read the correspondence.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents|James D. Richardson
The boys waited for Mr. Temple to take the initiative, and he was sizing up the situation.The Radio Boys on Secret Service Duty|Gerald Breckenridge
I'd radiate like mad; I'd complain about the situation at every crossroad, at every filling station, before every farmer.Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith
British Dictionary definitions for situation
- state of affairs; combination of circumstances
- a complex or critical state of affairs in a novel, play, etc
Word Origin and History for situation
early 15c., "place, position, or location," from Middle French situation or directly from Medieval Latin situationem (nominative situatio) "a position, situation," noun of action from past participle stem of situare "to place, locate" (see situate). Meaning "state of affairs" is from 1710; meaning "employment post" is from 1803.
Idioms and Phrases with situation
see no-win situation.