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Definitions of circumstance

  1. To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To place under limiting conditions. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To place in a particular situation. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  4. To place in a particular position or condition. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. Condition or state of affairs; matters attending an action that modify it for better or worse. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. formal ceremony about important occasions; "pomp and circumstance" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. An event; a fact; a particular incident. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Circumlocution; detail. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Something relative to a fact; an event, detail, or incident; as, an interesting circumstance in his life. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. Something attendant upon another thing: an accident or event:-pl. the state of ones affairs. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. Something pertaining to a fact; an incident. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  15. Something incidental; an incident. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. Something attending, appendant, or relative to a fact or case; incident; event; condition in regard to worldly estate; situation; state of things. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. That which affects a fact or case in some way; event; incident. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for circumstance

  1. This is the only one left, and it fits every known circumstance of the case. – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  2. Nor is it possible, under any circumstance whatever, for them to sink, so long as they hold together. – A Voyage Towards the South Pole and Round the World, Volume 1 by James Cook
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