['sɜːkəmst(ə)ns] or ['sɝkəmstæns]
(noun.) information that should be kept in mind when making a decision; 'another consideration is the time it would take'.
(noun.) formal ceremony about important occasions; 'pomp and circumstance'.
(noun.) a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity.
(n.) That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things.
(n.) An event; a fact; a particular incident.
(n.) Circumlocution; detail.
(n.) Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings.
(v. t.) To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents.
n. Incident, accident, subsidiary fact.
SYN:Detail, feature, point, event, occurrence, incident, situation, position, fact,topic, condition, particular, specialty
ANT:Deed, case, transaction
n. the logical surroundings of an action: an accident or event: ceremony: detail: (pl.) the state of one's affairs.—v.t. to place in particular circumstances:—pa.p. cir′cumstanced.—adj. Circumstan′tial consisting of details: minute.—n. Circumstantial′ity the quality of being circumstantial: minuteness in details: a detail.—adv. Circumstan′tially.—n.pl. Circumstan′tials incidentals: details.—v.t. Circumstan′tiate to prove by circumstances: to describe exactly.—Circumstantial evidence evidence which is not positive nor direct but which is gathered inferentially from the circumstances in the case.—In good or bad circumstances prosperous or unprosperous; In Under the circumstances owing to certain conditions.
- I'm frank and open; considering all things, it was very kind of you to allude to the circumstance--very kind and polite. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- My mind being made up, after that circumstance, I had two questions to consider next. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- I now proceed to the second remarkable circumstance, which I proposed to take notice of. 戴维·休谟. 人性论.
- By force of circumstance, because all the world combined to make the cage unbreakable, he had been too strong for her, he had kept her prisoner. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- In December, 1762, a circumstance which caused great alarm in the province took place. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- A most contrary circumstance it is, for I want certain information out of that girl, and she must be brought to reason somehow. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Dear me,' said the prim man in the cloth boots, 'it is a very extraordinary circumstance. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 匹克威克外传.
- A happy circumstance for France, as the like always is for all countries similarly favoured! 查尔斯·狄更斯. 双城记.
- I had forgotten that circumstance and felt disappointed. 哈里特·威尔逊. 哈里特·威尔逊回忆录.
- A four-oared galley hovering about in so unusual a way as to attract this notice was an ugly circumstance that I could not get rid of. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- The only circumstance in connection with them that at all struck me was that the seal lay tidily in the tray with the pencils and the wax. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- In one circumstance only even the entreaties of Rebecca were unable to secure sufficient attention to the accommodation of the wounded knight. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- Since in the past one has done one's duty without having to face such a disagreeable circumstance, why not go on as one has been? 约翰·杜威. 民主与教育.
- Her one circumstance is not so good, he thought. 欧内斯特·海明威. 丧钟为谁而鸣.
- Her memory had an aristocratic bias, and was very treacherous whenever she tried to recall any circumstance connected with those below her in life. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- Under existing circumstances, however, she is dressed in a plain, spare gown of brown stuff. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 荒凉山庄.
- Tell him that we yield to his rapacity, as in similar circumstances we should do to that of a literal robber. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.
- Now, Mr. Trelawney Hope, I should be much obliged if you would tell me exactly the circumstances under which this document disappeared. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- Under these circumstances my first impression altered to a certain extent. 威尔基·柯林斯. 白衣女人.
- Noble natures under such circumstances become enraged. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 小杜丽.
- He thought of Rachael, how young when they were first brought together in these circumstances, how mature now, how soon to grow old. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- The next step is to reproduce, as nearly as we can, the domestic circumstances which surrounded you last year. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- Circumstances, of late, had combined to cut her off more and more from her few remaining friends. 伊迪丝·华顿. 快乐之家.
- There are other circumstances which throw doubt on this alleged Goebel anticipation. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- We shall, however, be enabled to discuss what circumstances are most favourable to variation. 查尔斯·达尔文. 物种起源.
- It is worth while to glance here very briefly at the circumstances of his life. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- I still have enjoyment in the company of my friends; and, being easy in my circumstances, have many reasons to like living. 本杰明·富兰克林. 富兰克林自传.
- I think you would always improve, Biddy, under any circumstances. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 远大前程.
- They are not the thoughts of a model heroine under her circumstances, but they are those of a deeply-feeling, strongly-resentful peasant-girl. 夏洛蒂·勃朗特. 雪莉.
- I am sure William would never have used _me_ so, under any circumstances. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.