circumstantially circumstantially  /ˌsɜr kəm ˈstæn tʃə li/


  1. (adv) according to circumstances
  2. (adv) insofar as the circumstances are concerned
  3. (adv) in minute detail
  4. (adv) without advance planning


  • On Vick, Foles, and Momentum in the NFL

    Loading... But momentum is extremely circumstantial and I’m not sure if Barnwell’s definition (starting a drive within a team’s own five-yard line) is circumstantially best. Instead, let’s look at a more defined situation.
    on October 15, 2013     Source:


  1. "All they can do is circumstantially establish, from the start to the finish, that somebody lost their finger and it ended up in her chili," criminal defense attorney Daniel Horowitz of Oakland said of the case.
    on Apr 25, 2005 By: Daniel Horowitz Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. "I share Charlotte's enthusiasm," Kristin told Look magazine. "The writers would take little things I would say, the same with all four of us - they use things that we would do, but obviously circumstantially what she's interested in is...
    on May 16, 2010 By: Kristin Davis Source:

  3. "It begins with an account, first drafted in 1962, of her own long, circumstantially enforced silence," Ms. Atwood wrote. "She did not write for a very simple reason: A day has 24 hours. For 20 years she had no time, no energy and none of the...
    on Jan 2, 2007 By: Margaret Atwood Source: New York Times

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