[ sur-kuhm-stanst or, especially British, -stuhnst ]
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  1. simple past tense and past participle of circumstance.

  1. being in a condition, or state, especially with respect to income and material welfare, as specified: They were well circumstanced.

Origin of circumstanced

First recorded in 1595–1605; circumstance + -ed2

Other words from circumstanced

  • well-cir·cum·stanced, adjective

Words Nearby circumstanced Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use circumstanced in a sentence

  • He likewise regretted that he was at present so circumstanced as to be unable to comply with his wishes by visiting our camp.

  • The eminences to which they retired were lonely and silent and seemed to be happily circumstanced for contemplation and prayer.

    Archaic England | Harold Bayley
  • I had seen contemporaries of my own—men circumstanced like myself who had come to the same conclusion.

    A Frontier Mystery | Bertram Mitford
  • It was natural to a person so reared and circumstanced to have no sympathy with what is called the popular cause.

    Night and Morning, Complete | Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Were I differently circumstanced I might plead, but I could not live to see you discontented, ashamed.

    The Late Miss Hollingford | Rosa Mulholland