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1. Of, relating to, or dependent on circumstances.
2. Of no primary significance; incidental.
3. Complete and particular; full of detail: a circumstantial report about the debate.
4. Full of ceremonial display.

cir′cum·stan′tial·ly adv.
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Adv.1.circumstantially - according to circumstances; "he was convicted circumstantially"
2.circumstantially - insofar as the circumstances are concerned; "the account was circumstantially accurate"
3.circumstantially - in minute detailcircumstantially - in minute detail; "our inability to see everything minutely and clearly is due merely to the infirmity of our senses"
4.circumstantially - without advance planningcircumstantially - without advance planning; "they met accidentally"
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References in classic literature ?
In the past he had often tried not to think too circumstantially of his plans for the future, it was only discouraging; but now that his goal was so near he saw no harm in giving away to a longing that was so difficult to resist.
He could remain silent for hours without being at all put out of countenance himself or making others uncomfortable, but as soon as the conversation concerned himself he would begin to talk circumstantially and with evident satisfaction.
'Sir,' returned the locksmith, 'she herself prevented me--held me, with all her strength, and hung about me until he had got clear off.' And having gone so far, he related circumstantially all that had passed upon the night in question.
He entered into a detail of the duties that would attend the situation, and circumstantially mentioned the reward, and all those points which are deemed of importance among men of business.
Sikes condescended to take some notice of the young gentlemen; which gracious act led to a conversation, in which the cause and manner of Oliver's capture were circumstantially detailed, with such alterations and improvements on the truth, as to the Dodger appeared most advisable under the circumstances.
A little more and he /might/ have given himself away completely, circumstantially. Knowing his nervous temperament and from the first glance seeing through him, Porfiry, though playing a bold game, was bound to win.
At one moment reclining sideways upon the mat, and leaning calmly upon his bended arm, he related circumstantially the aggressions of the French--their hostile visits to the surrounding bays, enumerating each one in succession--Happar, Puerka, Nukuheva, Tior,--and then starting to his feet and precipitating himself forward with clenched hands and a countenance distorted with passion, he poured out a tide of invectives.
All these discoveries were now related to Ralph, circumstantially, and in detail.
Mulbah Yanbakulo 'circumstantially with murder' in relation to the deaths of the two kids that sparked the Kingsville bloody protest last month.
The typology categorises women as involuntarily childless (those who wish to have children but are unable to achieve a viable pregnancy), voluntarily childless (those who freely choose not to have children), or circumstantially childless (those who are unable to have children due to life circumstances, for example, financial insecurity, having no partner, or health issues other than those preventing viable pregnancy).
Regarding the CSDF, it is necessary to seek congruences between the Health Conferences' guidelines and the topics and demands that emerge circumstantially. The advances achieved in the Federal District health policy through social participation are plentiful, including the actions of the Regional Health Councils and also of the most assorted Health Conferences held in the region.