- to furnish with details.
- to control or guide by circumstances.
Idioms about circumstance
How to use circumstance in a sentence
The House Foreign Affairs Committee’s hearing was part of a broader investigation into the circumstances surrounding Linick’s ouster in the spring.State Department offers murky analysis of job performance survey to justify inspector general’s firing|Karoun Demirjian, Carol Morello|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
The Anthropocene may seem like the right name now, but it is tethered too tightly to our present circumstance, defining our epoch by what is below us rather than ahead of us.
In any case, after about a week I had caught five star-nosed moles, more than I had expected under the best of circumstances.How to hunt for star-nosed moles (and their holes)|Kenneth Catania|September 15, 2020|Popular-Science
So yes, there were circumstances that hindered his ability this postseason.Everything Should Be On The Table For The Houston Rockets. Even James Harden’s Future.|Chris Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org)|September 14, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Some believed that was as good as possible, given the circumstances, and enough evidence that audiences would follow new releases into theaters.
And as he adjusted to this change in circumstances, he screamed at himself a second time: Wait!
Guilt, when dispensed in the circumstances Morris occupied, is the anti-Viagra.
The grim instability of shelter life is hardly a recipe for success under the best of circumstances.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Gender roles exceed the biological circumstances of childbirth and they are, perhaps, much less likely to change.
I wish I could be writing to you under better circumstances, but unfortunately those avenues have closed up.Dear Leelah, We Will Fight On For You: A Letter to a Dead Trans Teen|Parker Molloy|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
This was no strange sight to the boy by that time, but it was awkward in the circumstances, for he had neither gun nor spear.
To advance in such circumstances was out of the question, he therefore set about building a miniature hut of snow.
I was four hours under these circumstances, expecting, and indeed wishing, every moment to be my last.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
It was depressing to think of going to bed in such circumstances with the yelling of an Arctic storm for a lullaby.
Never before in human experience had such a display of kindly feeling and profound regret been witnessed in similar circumstances.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with circumstance
see extenuating circumstances; under the circumstances.