under the circumstances

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Adv.1.Under the circumstances - because of prevailing conditionsunder the circumstances - because of prevailing conditions; "under the circumstances I cannot buy the house"
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I think it would be difficult for (Sassounian) to get a fair trial under the circumstances,'' said Varsenig Der Megerdichian, a member of the Sassounian Defense Committee, which raises money for his legal fees.
Under the circumstances, can the corporate employees involved in the transaction, whether as decision-makers or facilitators who acquiesce in the transaction or its reporting, shield themselves from liability for a proposed penalty?
Under the circumstances of this case, 'the exigencies of the situation made that course imperative.