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Related to virtuous circle: Virtuous circle and vicious circle
A condition in which a favorable circumstance or result gives rise to another that subsequently supports the first. Also called virtuous cycle.
[Modeled on vicious circle.]
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a recurring cycle of events with each one having a beneficial effect on the next
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