Definition of 'circumstance'
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They can earn more in exceptional circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That is why in certain circumstances we have endorsed building on green belt land near cities. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We would expect most major insurers to pay the claim given these circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There were no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death. The Sun (2017)Under normal circumstances his vehicle would have been targeted by an armed drone. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In difficult circumstances he is showing the courage and personality to stick with that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The review also recommended that information about childhood convictions should not be disclosed by police to prospective employers except in exceptional circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's that their circumstances are similar. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They enabled the court to fit the relief it granted precisely to the particular error of law, in the particular circumstances in which that had occurred. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The question remained whether, taking account of all the circumstances of the case, the unequal treatment was objectively justified. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Whether a crime of violence had been committed would depend on the particular circumstances of the case. Times, Sunday Times (2014) Life and circumstance has made me build up reserve. The Sun (2013)Police have appealed for witnesses but the circumstances surrounding the murder are a mystery. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You just have to try your best given the circumstances. The Sun (2014)What you learn about the people and circumstances involved more than justifies the delay. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We try very hard but we need to improve in certain circumstances. The Sun (2010)Nor does it take into account the sometimes difficult circumstances of her pupils. Times, Sunday Times (2008)We are carrying out inquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The cost of any insurance products should reflect economic circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Because under no circumstances must this place be wrecked with insensitive alterations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Under normal circumstances he would be well advised to keep clear. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They say little about their application in particular circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He preferred simplicity to pomp and circumstance. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)There are also bursaries to help students with support for various situations and circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Which of them was more affected by the circumstances? Times, Sunday Times (2010)What would you do in similar circumstances? Man of Honour (2007)The panel decided that there were no exceptional circumstances that warranted an increase. Times, Sunday Times (2013)This geographical circumstance imposes special conditions on him. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)The family did the best we could under very difficult circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We are seeing far more cases than circumstances justify. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His life circumstances may not portray the man he is. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But cops yesterday admitted they are still in the dark about the exact circumstances of her murder. The Sun (2011)They might be useful for a small number of people in exceptional circumstances. Times, Sunday Times (2015)His exact cause of death is still to be established and the circumstances surrounding his disappearance and death are currently under investigation. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'circumstance'
British English: circumstance NOUN
The circumstances of a particular situation are the conditions which affect what happens.
I wish we could have met under happier circumstances.
Definition of circumstance from the Collins English Dictionary
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