circumstance

Definition of circumstance

cir´cum`stance   Pronunciation: sẽr´kŭm`stăns
n.1.That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things.
The circumstances are well known in the country where they happened.
- W. Irving.
2.An event; a fact; a particular incident.
The sculptor had in his thoughts the conqueror weeping for new worlds, or the like circumstances in history.
- Addison.
3.Circumlocution; detail.
So without more circumstance at all
I hold it fit that we shake hands and part.
- Shak.
4.Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings.
When men are easy in their circumstances, they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Addison.
Not a circumstance
of no account.
Under the circumstances
taking all things into consideration.
v. t.1.To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents.
The poet took the matters of fact as they came down to him and circumstanced them, after his own manner.
- Addison.

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