Circumstance - definition, pronunciation, transcription
- the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event (syn: context, setting)
- information that should be kept in mind when making a decision (syn: condition, consideration)
- formal ceremony about important occasions
I can't imagine a circumstance in which I would do that.
The circumstances of his death are suspicious.
She says that her client is a victim of circumstance and should not be blamed for the accident.
He was a victim of circumstances.
The weather is a circumstance to be taken into consideration.
The circumstances suggest murder.
Cost is a minor circumstance in this case.
The Soviet Union had been forced by circumstances to sign a pact with Nazi Germany.
I can't imagine a circumstance in which I would be willing to steal.
The rules can only be waived in exceptional circumstances.
Prisoners can only leave their cells under certain circumstances (=if particular conditions exist).
He was found dead in suspicious circumstances (=in a way that makes you think something illegal has happened).
Unless there are extenuating circumstances (=reasons which make it reasonable to break a rule), all students must be present on the day of the exam.
He was a victim of circumstance.
...the pomp and circumstance of a presidential inauguration...