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n. pl. cir·cum·stan·ti·al·i·ties
1. The quality of being fully or minutely detailed.
2. A particular detail or circumstance.
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(ˌsɜr kəmˌstæn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the quality of being circumstantial; minuteness; fullness of detail.
2. a circumstance; a detail.
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Counties, towns, hilly ribs and ridges, wide stretches of green meadow, great forest tracts, winding streams, a dozen blue lakes, a block of busy steamboats--we saw all this little world in unique circumstantiality of detail--saw it just as the birds see it--and all reduced to the smallest of scales and as sharply worked out and finished as a steel engraving.
In due course a legend arose of such circumstantiality that the wise historian would hesitate to attack it.
I see my son go out with my own eyes when in this house I was, and I see my son come in with my own eyes when in this house I was, and I know he done it!' Mrs Chivery derived a surprising force of emphasis from the foregoing circumstantiality and repetition.
What distinguishes the poem, rather, is the plainness with which it communicates the circumstantiality of such camps.
hesitation in speaking, speaking Mild: He/she can answer 5-6 with bad grammar, circumstantiality. questions.
In his fondness for collage-based work, for the generative restrictions of the list, and for poetry that repurposes found linguistic and cultural fragments we begin to see a parallel with childhood circumstantiality. A further connection exists in the pedagogical convention of the creative writing exercise, arguably one of Manhire's most significant influences on the development of New Zealand literature.
(34) On the circumstantiality of the measures taken by Lucius against Aaron and his son, see Bartels, Speaking of the Moor: 'Ultimately, we cannot know how the Goths or the Romans would react to the 'black' baby if it were not a sign of the Gothic queen's adultery' (98-9).
FORM OF THINKING AND VERBAL FLUENCY DISORDERS * Loss of associations * Circumstantiality * Tangentiality * Tachyphemia/distractible speech/increase in the latency duration of the response/language blocking/language slowdown/verbal stereotypes 6.
The third group is disorganized symptoms, relative to disorganization in thought, language, or behavior (circumstantiality, tangentiality, derailment, "word salad", psychomotive slowness, rhythmic and repetitive movement or gestures, and strange behaviors without a defined purpose).
At that time, the patient reported delusional beliefs about contamination and there were several indications of formal thought disorder, including derailment, neologisms, concrete thinking, circumstantiality, and illogicality.
Consequently, there is little success in simulating the speech abnormalities found in disorganized schizophrenic thought: derailment, loose associations, tangentiality, neologisms, circumstantiality, alogia, and incoherence (APA, 2013; Maxmen & Ward, 1995; Resnick & Knoll, 2008).