Definition for circumstanced (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), cir·cum·stanced, cir·cum·stanc·ing.
- to furnish with details.
- to control or guide by circumstances.
Origin of circumstance
Examples from the Web for circumstanced
How naturally are we interested at the thought of any one so circumstanced, and uttering such a prayer!The Christian Life|Thomas Arnold
As it was probable that the only relief I could give in a case so circumstanced, would be by carrying off the effused fluids.An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses|William Withering
No doubt the parson was a married man, and he was certainly a lucky fellow to be so circumstanced, commented Mr. Bertram.Old Friends an New Fancies|Sybil G. Brinton
Circumstanced as I am, however, he would be wasted upon me, and will be much better back in your stud.Ask Momma|R. S. Surtees
Circumstanced as the nation is, the legislature cannot too tenderly cherish the interests of the British plantations in America.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II.|Tobias Smollett
British Dictionary definitions for circumstanced
Word Origin for circumstance
Word Origin and History for circumstanced
early 13c., "conditions surrounding and accompanying an event," from Old French circonstance "circumstance, situation," also literally, "outskirts" (13c., Modern French circonstance), from Latin circumstantia "surrounding condition," neuter plural of circumstans (genitive circumstantis), present participle of circumstare "stand around, surround, encompass, occupy, take possession of" from circum "around" (see circum-) + stare "to stand" from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). The Latin word is a loan-translation of Greek peristasis.
Meaning "a person's surroundings, environment" is from mid-14c. Meaning "a detail" is from c.1300; sense of "that which is non-essential" is from 1590s. Obsolete sense of "formality about an important event" (late 14c.) lingers in Shakespeare's phrase pomp and circumstance ("Othello" III, iii).
Idioms and Phrases with circumstanced
see extenuating circumstances; under the circumstances.