View definitions for circumstantially


adverb as in unexpectedly

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While there are numerous reports of this happening, the data are circumstantial, given that states regularly fail to report doses they throw out, as ProPublica recently reported.

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It may be right, however, to consider more circumstantially the question of the historical authority of Homer.

He had eaten many a young bird of these bushes, I was sure—yet only circumstantially sure.

Though this story was very circumstantially told, and with a sufficient detail of particulars, it did not pass unquestioned.

The discovery was of course miraculous, and he reported it circumstantially to the Patriarchs Galvius and Candidus.

He drew back horrified when told circumstantially of the underground cells.


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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to circumstantially, such as: accidentally, by coincidence, and fortuitously.

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