Circumstance in a sentence

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Definition of Circumstance

  • That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things.
  • An event; a fact; a particular incident.
  • Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings.
  • To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents.
  • information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
  • formal ceremony about important occasions
  • a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
  • the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event

How to use circumstance in a sentence. Circumstance pronunciation.

He had read the malice behind their words, and there had flashed into his own mind tales told him, with every circumstance of accuracy, of deaths within and without the Palace.
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Already his mind was engaged in scrutiny of the circumstances in which he was set.
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He asked himself as he stood by the brazier, the bowab apathetically rolling cigarettes at his feet, whether, in the flow of circumstance, the fact that he could not make open restitution, or take punishment for his unlawful act, would undermine the structure of his character.
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No other man would have undertaken so Quixotic an enterprise, none would have exposed himself so recklessly to the dreadful accidents of circumstance.
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Except for the author's ingenuity in seizing upon the fortuitous circumstances of the storm, the acting of 'Macbeth' and 'The Tempest', and the proclamation of the Fast Day (which was ordered partly because of the ravages of the storm), there is nothing greatly original in the work.
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I am acquainted, with a Gentleman, brisk, young and airy, One that's in the Flower of his Youth; That I am surely would gladly sacrifice himself and all he has to serve a Lady in your Circumstances; and I have that compassion for your Suffering that I would gladly lend my helping hand to bring so good a work as that about, that you might reap that Satisfaction which your Youth and Beauty calls for, and which your Husband is too impotent to give you.
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The poor _Beau_ finding himself in such bad Circumstances, begg'd him for Heavens sake, he wou'd not to call a Constable; for if he shou'd be sent to Goal, his Reputation wou'd be lost for ever.
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Terms poor _Bramble_ thought; but yet considering his Circumstances, he judg'd 'twas better to comply than go to Goal, which wou'd be the Result of being had before a Justice.
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Nice people; a trifle sober, perhaps, and not in conspicuously flourishing circumstances; but perfectly presentable.
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And she said absolutely nothing about her domestic circumstances.
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Mrs. Fentiman, a tall, hard-featured, but amiable lady, had two young children who occupied most of her time; at present one of them was ailing, and the mother could talk of nothing else but this distressing circumstance.
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Aware of the circumstances, she at once made friends with Miss Derrick, and greatly pleased that young lady by a skilful blending of "superior" talk with easy homeliness.
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He feared to tell the simple truth lest Emmeline should not believe his innocence of previous plotting with Miss Derrick, or at all events should be irritated by the circumstances into refusing Louise a lodging for the night.
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She talked of her departure on the morrow as though it had long been a settled thing, and was quite unconnected with disagreeable circumstances.
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Where she had left a reception-room such as any suburban lady in moderate circumstances might be proud of; she now beheld a mere mass of unrecognisable furniture, heaped on what had once been a carpet, amid dripping walls and under a grimed ceiling.
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This amused the poet so keenly that he narrated all the circumstances to Gogol and suggested that the latter make a play with this experience as the basis of the plot.
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Every single one of his later novels is a footnote to actual circumstance; with any other author, we should say, for example, that his accounts of the thoughts that pass in a murderer's mind immediately before he assassinates his victim were the fantastical emanation of a diseased brain, and could never have taken place; one cannot do that in Dostoevski's case, for one is certain that he is drawing on his Siberian reservoir of fact.
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Nor was his soul without bitterness when he reflected on their fortunate circumstances which enabled them to write, correct, and polish at leisure, and give to the public only the last refinement of their work.
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The circumstances are partly true of Tolstoi's own boyhood, partly not; he purposely mixed his own and his friends' experiences.
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If he satisfies it egotistically,-that is, if he bends his energies toward acquiring wealth, fame, physical comforts, love, it may happen that circumstances will make it impossible to satisfy this craving.
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Examples of Circumstance

Example #1
Also he was now aware that Nahoum had mocked him.
Example #2
He was concerned to make it clear that he was not wholly beguiled.
Example #3
He realised fully his situation.
Example #4
There was no sentimental reverie in his look.
Example #5
He was on the threshold of his career: action had not yet begun; he was standing like a swimmer on a high shore, looking into depths beneath which have never been plumbed by mortal man, wondering what currents, what rocks, lay beneath the surface of the blue.
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This fact had driven him to an act of redemption unparalleled in its intensity and scope; but he could not tell-and this was the thought that shook his being-how far this act itself, inspiring him to a dangerous and immense work in life, would sap the best that was in him, since it must remain a secret crime, for which he could not openly atone.