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synonyms for vicious circle

  • chain reaction
  • vicious cycle
  • Catch-22
  • causal nexus
  • chain of circumstances
  • circularity
  • concatenation of events
  • domino effect
  • eternal return
  • impasse
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Wharton and Louis had withdrawn their hands at the same instant they caught his eye; and the Duke turned into the circle.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
It was the conversation of every circle; and discussed according to the dispositions, or views of the speakers.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
We (the officers) were sitting in a circle round the general and Alcalde, both of whom appeared uneasy and anxious.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
There was a vicious aching in his nerves, his muscles were flaccid and unstrung; a numbness was in his brain as well.
THE WAVEALGERNON BLACKWOOD
His books were read in our homes, often aloud to the family circle by paterfamilias, and moved us to laughter or tears.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
A child's attempt to represent a man appears commonly to begin by drawing a sort of circle for the front view of the head.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
He's jealous, for he has never been past Harrisburg; but I've really gone around a little circle.
THE SOLDIER OF THE VALLEYNELSON LLOYD
He must go to London, and take what indemnification he might in the domestic circle previously to starting.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
There was a sudden forward movement on the part of the men; but if Garnache was vicious, he was calm.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The circle around did not exactly contradict him, but exhibited expressive appearances of incredulity.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO VICIOUS CIRCLE

  • causal nexus
  • cause and effect
  • chain of circumstances
  • chemical reaction
  • concatenation of events
  • domino effect
  • powder train
  • ripples in a pond
  • vicious circle
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