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circumstances, plural;
  1. A fact or condition connected with or relevant to an event or action
    • - we wanted to marry but circumstances didn't permit
  2. An event or fact that causes or helps to cause something to happen, typically something undesirable
    • - he was found dead but there were no suspicious circumstances
    • - they were thrown together by circumstance
  3. One's state of financial or material welfare
    • - the artists are living in reduced circumstances

  1. a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
  2. context: the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context"
  3. information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; "another consideration is the time it would take"
  4. formal ceremony about important occasions; "pomp and circumstance"
  5. (circumstances) fortune: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion"
  6. (circumstances) a person's financial situation (good or bad); "he found himself in straitened circumstances"
  7. "Circumstance" is an allegorical short story written by American author Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford as a periodical in The Atlantic Monthly in 1860. ...
  8. (Circumstances (rhetoric)) In journalism, the Five Ws (also known as the Five Ws (and one H), or Six Ws) is a concept in news style, research, and in police investigations that are regarded as basics in information-gathering. It is a formula for getting the "full" story on something. ...
  9. (Circumstances (song)) "Circumstances" is the second track on progressive rock band Rush's 1978 album Hemispheres. Lyrically, it is an autobiographical account, written by Peart, about the time he spent living in England, and his eventual disillusionment with his then-current occupations.
  10. That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things; An event; a fact; a particular incident; Circumlocution; detail; Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings; To place in a particular ...
  11. (circumstances) The sum total of a number of related conditions. In the Truth one's circumstances impact the quantity of what he is able to do in serving Jehovah. <<Brother Footloose has determined that his circumstances now allow him to begin regular pioneering immediately. ...
  12. (CIRCUMSTANCES) evidence. The particulars which accompany a fact.
  13. (Circumstances) The set of personal conditions, such as age, employment, income and relationship status, which a lender may use to decide an individual's creditworthiness.
  14. (The circumstances) The parties should seek a mediator's proposal only when they have reached a hard impasse.  A hard impasse exists when both parties have actually put their true bottom line on the table or their next to the bottom line and they see no hope of it closing the deal.
  15. (circumstances) conditions, details or facts that impact how people see an event
  16. n.  condition or fact connected with an event or action
  17. what determines all our thoughts and acts.
  18. A circumstance bonus (or penalty) arises from specific conditional factors impacting the success of the task at hand. Circumstance bonuses stack with all other bonuses, including other circumstance bonuses, unless they arise from essentially the same source.