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Synonyms for circumstance

Synonyms for circumstance

existing surroundings that affect an activity

one of the conditions or facts attending an event and having some bearing on it

something that happens

Synonyms for circumstance

a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity

the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event

information that should be kept in mind when making a decision

formal ceremony about important occasions

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With a brief sketch, therefore, of the circumstances amid which the foundation of the house was laid, and a rapid glimpse at its quaint exterior, as it grew black in the prevalent east wind,--pointing, too, here and there, at some spot of more verdant mossiness on its roof and walls,--we shall commence the real action of our tale at an epoch not very remote from the present day.
There he used to sit, gazing with a somewhat dim serenity of aspect at the figures that came and went, amid the rustle of papers, the administering of oaths, the discussion of business, and the casual talk of the office; all which sounds and circumstances seemed but indistinctly to impress his senses, and hardly to make their way into his inner sphere of contemplation.
Money would only oppress me, under such circumstances.
And I could pursue my inquiries no further; time, place, and circumstances forbade my adding another word.
However, all these rumours soon died down, to which circumstance certain facts largely contributed.
At the time when those reports appeared, he was in hiding, under circumstances which prevented him from seeing a newspaper.
It had been impossible to conceal the circumstance, as his lordship rang repeatedly for the courier; insisting that the man should relieve Lady Montbarry and the Baron by taking their places during the night at his bedside.
He left me early in February; and the moment he was gone, I breathed again, and felt my vital energy return; not with the hope of escape - he has taken care to leave me no visible chance of that - but with a determination to make the best of existing circumstances.
By which the reader may perceive (a circumstance which we have not thought necessary to communicate before) that this was the very time when the late rebellion was at the highest; and indeed the banditti were now marched into England, intending, as it was thought, to fight the king's forces, and to attempt pushing forward to the metropolis.
There was a considerable difference between the ages of my parents, but this circumstance seemed to unite them only closer in bonds of devoted affection.
The medical man who examined him, being informed of this circumstance, considered the post-mortem appearances as being perfectly compatible with murder by smothering--that is to say, with murder committed by some person, or persons, pressing the pillow over the nose and mouth of the deceased, until death resulted from congestion of the lungs.
No circumstance of importance, from the beginning to the end of the disclosure, shall be related on hearsay evidence.
It is a circumstance not to be forgotten, that she was very young (under nineteen), and most remarkably handsome.
I left Miss Garth to decide -- after warning her, first of all, that the circumstances I am compelled to disclose are of a very serious nature.
The circumstances that endanger the safety of nations are infinite, and for this reason no constitutional shackles can wisely be imposed on the power to which the care of it is committed.