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Related to circumstanced: circumstances, circumstantial


1. A condition or fact attending an event and having some bearing on it; a determining or modifying factor: set out a day early because of favorable circumstances.
2. The sum of determining factors beyond willful control: a victim of circumstance.
3. circumstances Financial status or means: "Prior came of a good family, much reduced in circumstances" (George Sherburn).
4. Formal display; ceremony: the pomp and circumstance of a coronation.
5. A particular incident or occurrence: Your arrival was a fortunate circumstance.
tr.v. cir·cum·stanced, cir·cum·stanc·ing, cir·cum·stanc·es
To place in particular circumstances or conditions; situate.
under no circumstances
In no case; never.
under/in the circumstances
Given these conditions; such being the case.

[Middle English, from Old French circonstance, from Latin circumstantia, from circumstāns, circumstant-, present participle of circumstāre, to stand around : circum-, circum- + stāre, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈsɜr kəmˌstænst; esp. Brit. -stənst)

being in a condition, or state, esp. with respect to income and material welfare: They were well circumstanced.
References in classic literature ?
Nor can any son of mortal woman, for the first time, seat himself amid those hempen intricacies, and while straining his utmost at the oar, bethink him that at any unknown instant the harpoon may be darted, and all these horrible contortions be put in play like ringed lightnings; he cannot be thus circumstanced without a shudder that makes the very marrow in his bones to quiver in him like a shaken jelly.
Will you be so good as to tell him that the living of Delaford, now just vacant, as I am informed by this day's post, is his, if he think it worth his acceptance--but THAT, perhaps, so unfortunately circumstanced as he is now, it may be nonsense to appear to doubt; I only wish it were more valuable.
Thank you: - whether people, who are like each other in their moral constitution, are in greater danger than people not so circumstanced, supposing any serious cause of variance to arise between them, of being divided angrily and deeply?