Circumstances - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈsɝːkəmˌstænsəz|
Brit.  |ˈsɜːkəmstənsɪz|
- this word is used as a plural form of the nouncircumstance

noun

- your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)(syn: destiny, fate, fortune, lot, luck, portion)

a victim of circumstances

- a person's financial situation (good or bad)

he found himself in straitened circumstances

Examples

he found himself in straitened circumstances

Only under special circumstances will you be allowed to retake the test.

The circumstances of his death are suspicious.

He was a victim of circumstances.

The circumstances could bias the results of the survey.

He died under mysterious circumstances.

Under those circumstances, her actions were completely defensible.

The circumstances are now more dire than ever.

...in extreme circumstances, people sometimes regress to the behavior they exhibited in childhood...

...a righteous man can be trusted to act honorably regardless of the circumstances...

...grew up in the straitened circumstances that are typical for unfathered children...

The circumstances suggest murder.

He was too close to name his circumstances to me.

I should be knowing to and familiar with the whole circumstances.

He was caught in the net of suspicious circumstances.

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