circumstance

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈsɜːrkəmstæns/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈsɝkəmˌstæns/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(sûrkəm stans′ or, esp. Brit., -stəns)


Inflections of 'circumstance' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
circumstances
v 3rd person singular
circumstancing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
circumstanced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
circumstanced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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circumstance

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. under the circumstances
  2. (not) under any circumstances
  3. under no circumstances whatsoever
  4. a victim of circumstance
  5. but circumstances changed
  6. [suspicious, unforeseen] circumstances
  7. due to circumstances beyond his control
  8. by the force of circumstance
  9. [thrown, came] together through circumstance
  10. [succeeded, came through] despite the circumstances
  11. under what circumstances would...?
v
  1. [favorably, profitably] circumstanced by
  2. [comfortably, well] circumstanced to
  3. are similarly circumstanced
'circumstance' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
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