circumstances circumstances  /ˈsɜr kəm ˌstæn səz/


  1. (n) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
  2. (n) a person's financial situation (good or bad)



  1. Progress? Feh!

    Our thesis today is that under certain circumstances the very notion of progress -- bulwark of our economic system, driver of our social behavior -- is flawed. At a certain point, that is, progress does not move us forward; it moves us backward.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: CNN Money

  2. Charlotte teen goes missing under 'unusual circumstances'

    Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking for the public's help in bringing a missing teen back to her family. They say 19-year-old Maria Ines Esquivel disappeared under unusual circumstances June 10 but would not elaborate.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: News 14 Carolina

  3. Yankees-Athletics Preview

    The Oakland Athletics may have to overcome some difficult circumstances to extend streaks of 10 straight home wins and six in a row at home over the New York Yankees.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports


  1. "No appointment by this governor, under these circumstances, could produce a credible replacement," Durbin tells reporters.
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Dick Durbin Source: USA Today

  2. Last night global consulting and outsourcing firm Accenture announced it was ending its sponsorship of Tiger Woods, saying the golfer was "no longer the right representative" after the "circumstances of the past two weeks."
    on Dec 16, 2009 By: Tiger Wood Source: Belfast Telegraph

  3. "Under these circumstances, it's hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses at all, much less $165 million in extra pay," Mr. Obama said. "How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the...
    on Mar 16, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Times

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