circumstances

[ sur-kuhm-stans or, esp. British, -stuhns ]SEE DEFINITION OF circumstances

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CIRCUMSTANCES

These circumstances have led me to suppose that you worship them as mere forms.

I don't believe he will blame me when he knows the circumstances.

He knew the circumstances of the Rushtons, and he had not supposed they had any money on hand.

I regret this, but did the best I could under the circumstances.

He was as kind and obliging as it was possible to be in his circumstances.

The circumstances were painful, but added a dramatic touch to the scene.

Give him this letter when he comes home, it will explain the circumstances to him.

Dorcas of Lydda may have been of any age, but, judging by the circumstances, she had not completed her task.

What to do under the circumstances I did not know; yet I knew that "where there was a will there was a way."

In few other circumstances can it have such an opportunity—can it rise to equal height.

WORD ORIGIN

"condition of life, material welfare" (usually with a qualifying adjective), 1704, from circumstance.

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