circumstance circumstance  /ˈsɜr kəm ˌstæns/


  1. (n) a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity
  2. (n) the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event
  3. (n) information that should be kept in mind when making a decision
  4. (n) formal ceremony about important occasions


  1. Commencement conducted for Coppell Class of 2013

    Coppell High School band members played Pomp and Circumstance as 670 CHS seniors marched into the University of North Texas coliseum Thursday afternoon for commencement ceremonies and to receive their diplomas.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Coppell Gazette

  2. Alex Avila's slump a major mess, but Tigers can't replace him right now

    No, I don't believe Alex Avila's circumstance -- his dad, Al, happens to be the Tigers assistant general manager -- has a thing to do with him remaining on the roster as he slogs through one of the uglier slumps a former All-Star Game starter has endured.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  3. 5 great ways to say 'Tebow' on ESPN

    49 Seconds In: With the exaggerated enunciation and palpable loathing -- of self and circumstance and a great many other things -- usually heard only at moments when the voiceover guy from the TMZ television show is called upon to set-up an upskirt photograph of Teri Hatcher.
    on June 12, 2013     Source:


  1. "Fernando is a wonderful striker and I understand the fans' concerns about his future," Hodgson said. "Unfortunately with the World Cup still on, I won't be able to meet him face to face for another few weeks. That's just circumstance and you...
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Roy Hodgson Source: ESPN

  2. Rice said Friday she had called Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., "and told him that I myself would be very disturbed that somebody had looked into my passport files. ...... None of us wants a circumstance where any American's passport files are looked at...
    on Mar 21, 2008 By: Condoleezza Rice Source: Pioneer Press

  3. "Banks aren't lending as it is," Obama said in the television interview. "They're not even lending to businesses that are doing well, much less businesses that are doing poorly. And in that circumstance, the usual options may not be...
    on Nov 22, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: USA Today

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