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  1. circumstance

    • IPA[ˈsəːkəmst(ə)ns]

    英式

    • n.
      a fact or condition connected with or relevant to an event or action;an event or fact that causes or helps to cause something to happen, typically something undesirable
    • noun: circumstance, plural noun: circumstances

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    • 1. a fact or condition connected with or relevant to an event or action we wanted to marry but circumstances didn't permit
    • 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
    • 2. one's state of financial or material welfare the artists are living in reduced circumstances
    • 3. archaic ceremony and public display pomp and circumstance
    • plural
      poverty: it was a hard life and they were in narrow circumstances

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      used euphemistically to refer to the state of being poor after being relatively wealthy

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • plural
      poverty: it was a hard life and they were in narrow circumstances

    Oxford American Dictionary

    • ph.
      used euphemistically to refer to the state of being poor after being relatively wealthy

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      given the difficult nature of the situation

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      one's opinion or treatment of someone or something may vary according to the prevailing ...

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    • ph.
      never, whatever the situation is or might be

    Oxford Dictionary

    • ph.
      given the difficult nature of the situation

    Oxford American Dictionary

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    • IPA[ˈsərkəmˌstans]

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    • n.
      a fact or condition connected with or relevant to an event or action: we wanted to marry but circumstances didn't permit

    Oxford American Dictionary