circumstances

Definitions

  • Self-possession of Fabricius, the Ambassador, under rather Trying Circumstances
    Self-possession of Fabricius, the Ambassador, under rather Trying Circumstances
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n circumstances a person's financial situation (good or bad) "he found himself in straitened circumstances"
    • n circumstances 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"
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Quotations

  • Titus Livy
    Titus Livy
    “Events of great consequence often spring from trifling circumstances.”
  • Samuel Lover
    Samuel Lover
    “Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.”
  • Motto
    Motto
    “Upright whether in prosperous or in critical circumstances.”
  • James Newman
    James Newman
    “You are an extremely valuable, worthwhile, significant person even though your present circumstances may have you feeling otherwise.”
  • Johann G. Seume
    Johann G. Seume
    “Tear man out of his outward circumstances; and what he then is; that only is he.”
  • Amy Tan
    Amy Tan
    “In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you.”

Usage

In literature:

A combination of circumstances had made at this time Exeter a literary metropolis.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Circumstances brought the two men together.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
He cared not what her circumstances might be; she had a great talent that she had no right to sacrifice to any circumstances whatever.
"The Daughters of Danaus" by Mona Caird
All these are favourable circumstances, and are very conspicuous in the numerous and healthy families among them.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
His circumstances appear subsequently to have been more favourable.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
Circumstances had made Sir Peregrine Orme very intimate with the great Mr. Brown.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Under these circumstances, it may seem strange there should be any intercourse, or relationship, between the two men.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
The circumstances were awkward for a refusal; indeed, under any circumstances refusal would have been painful.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
The circumstances of his predecessor were no better.
"Janet's Love and Service" by Margaret M Robertson
Under any circumstances he was forbidden to play at monarchy.
"Godfrey Morgan" by Jules Verne
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In poetry:

He said "It really wouldn't pay -
Folk are so full of fancies.
We visit for a single day,
And whether then we go, or stay,
Depends on circumstances.
"Phantasmagoria Canto V (" by Lewis Carroll
We met on "Boston Common"--
Of course it was by chance--
A sudden, unexpected,
But happy circumstance
That gave the dull October day
A beautiful, refulgent ray.
"On The Common" by Hattie Howard
The garden hose, obscured from view,
Turned on itself and drenched the two--
A hapless circumstance
That lengthened out her "frizzes" new,
But shrunk his Sunday pants.
"Revenge" by Hattie Howard
All thy will was well, brother,
Well didst thou deserve;
Circumstance might swerve,
But, the truth to tell, brother,
Consequences none foresee
Never need be cares to thee.
"A Maxim Of Peace" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Individual man is ever new created:
What his being's plan is, loosely predicated
On the circumstances of his sole condition,
Colored by the fancies borrowed from tradition.
"A Pagan Reverie" by Frances Fuller Victor
There ne'er was Patriarch, or Apostle yet —
There ne'er was Prophet, as I've ever heard,
(For who cou'd such a circumstance forget?)
That e'er to any Saint his suit preferr'd.
"Concerning Prayer, And Its Proper Requisites" by Rees Prichard

In news:

Moving can be stressful regardless of the circumstances, but moving to a much smaller place can be particularly challenging.
It's one thing to practice your lob , and another to practice it under the right circumstances.
Based on results from these AMCA tests, wind-driven rain louvers clearly outperform traditional louvers in these unique circumstances.
Given the current wave of film-to-stage transfers, most theatre professionals are probably excessively aware that transforming a popular film into a successful stage production is challenging under the best of circumstances.
General contractor had no duty, based on voluntary undertaking or other special circumstance, to preserve concrete I-beam supporting bridge deck on which employees were standing.
Montillo's debut, a macabre romp through 18th and 19th century Europe, illuminates the circumstances and inspiration behind one of gothic literature's most notorious tales.
She has agreed to blog about her personal pain in an effort to inspire others going through similar circumstances.
With James Madison's historic home Montpelier as a backdrop, the annual Montpelier Hunt Races took off Saturday, Nov 5 with all the pomp and circumstance to be expected of an event that dates back to 1934.
"There were a lot of extenuating circumstances that led to the death of Nautical Disaster, both private and public," writes Berkeley Kent Austin, singer-guitarist for San Diego psych-rockers Heart Beat Trail.
In commemoration of Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day), Spertus welcomes commentator and author Martin Goldsmith to share a riveting and emotional story of courage under unimaginable circumstances.
When voting I must take into consideration first and foremost the moral issues that are non-negotiables - those issues that are wrong no matter what the circumstances.
It would have become a political football, its message distorted by speculation about the similarities between the two tall presidents from Illinois and their political circumstances.
Circumstances determine whether or not the act of masturbation is a mortal sin.
Officials say they are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death.
Will there be changes in your circumstances or your family that should lead to a review of your plan .
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In science:

Collimated outflows or jets of relativistic plasma might also play a role for very special circumstances.
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
The latter are incompletely known, but some of the requirements are more likely fulfilled than others, some combinations of necessary conditions may be more common and more typical, while others might be realized only in rare cases and for very special, exceptional circumstances.
Explosion Mechanisms of Massive Stars
Yet, under certain circumstances a finite information can be extracted from the continuous measurement.
Information theory and generalized statistics
On the other hand, this choice ensures the generality of the present results which should be independent of the physical circumstances with different formalisms of NSM. ea (x) and lna (x) tend to the conventional counterparts whenever a → 0.
Generalized algebra within a nonextensive statistics
In either circumstance, we removed a point from the original set.
Trapped Protostellar Winds and their Breakout
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