circumstance

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  • noun

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

References in classic literature ?
For it is highly deserving of remark, that there are no men so dull and stupid, not even idiots, as to be incapable of joining together different words, and thereby constructing a declaration by which to make their thoughts understood; and that on the other hand, there is no other animal, however perfect or happily circumstanced, which can do the like.
The States less favorably circumstanced would be desirous of escaping from the disadvantages of local situation, and of sharing in the advantages of their more fortunate neighbors.
It may well be doubted, whether a militia thus circumstanced could ever be conquered by such a proportion of regular troops.
Pearson found it difficult to sustain their united and disapproving gaze, but Dorothy, whose mind was differently circumstanced, merely drew the boy closer to her, and faltered not in her approach.
His sister, he said, was uncomfortably circumstanced -- she had no female companion -- and, in the frequent absence of her father, was sometimes without any companion at all.