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The House Foreign Affairs Committee’s hearing was part of a broader investigation into the circumstances surrounding Linick’s ouster in the spring.

The Anthropocene may seem like the right name now, but it is tethered too tightly to our present circumstance, defining our epoch by what is below us rather than ahead of us.

In any case, after about a week I had caught five star-nosed moles, more than I had expected under the best of circumstances.

So yes, there were circumstances that hindered his ability this postseason.

Some believed that was as good as possible, given the circumstances, and enough evidence that audiences would follow new releases into theaters.

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And as he adjusted to this change in circumstances, he screamed at himself a second time: Wait!

Guilt, when dispensed in the circumstances Morris occupied, is the anti-Viagra.

The grim instability of shelter life is hardly a recipe for success under the best of circumstances.

Gender roles exceed the biological circumstances of childbirth and they are, perhaps, much less likely to change.

I wish I could be writing to you under better circumstances, but unfortunately those avenues have closed up.

This was no strange sight to the boy by that time, but it was awkward in the circumstances, for he had neither gun nor spear.

To advance in such circumstances was out of the question, he therefore set about building a miniature hut of snow.

I was four hours under these circumstances, expecting, and indeed wishing, every moment to be my last.

It was depressing to think of going to bed in such circumstances with the yelling of an Arctic storm for a lullaby.

Never before in human experience had such a display of kindly feeling and profound regret been witnessed in similar circumstances.


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On this page you'll find 61 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to circumstances, such as: assets, capital, chances, class, command, and degree.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.