Origin of circumstanced
verb (used with object), cir·cum·stanced, cir·cum·stanc·ing.
- to furnish with details.
- to control or guide by circumstances.
Origin of circumstance
Synonyms for circumstance
Related Words for circumstancedchance, portion, doom, end, lot, cup, ending, preordain, predestine, effect, break, predetermine, destine, foreordain, issue, stars, predestinate, circumstance, consequence, destination
Examples from the Web for circumstanced
Historical Examples of circumstanced
You think I must of necessity, as matters are circumstanced, be Solmes's wife.
I am sorry my case is so circumstanced, that I cannot comply.
I must be abrupt; for I am so circumstanced, that I have not a moment's time to spare.Tales And Novels, Volume 3 (of 10)
As matters are circumstanced, Mr. Worthnought, I think it is not worth your while to stay.The Politician Out-Witted
I have told you this because I want you to understand how men are circumstanced in regard to philosophy.Eryxias
An Imitator of Plato
Word Origin for circumstance
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).
see extenuating circumstances; under the circumstances.