CIRCUMSTANCE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CIRCUMSTANCE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
circumstance
 n.  situation; condition; detail accompanying or surrounding an event
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  But there was one curious circumstance.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
2  In the formal drawing-room of Stone Lodge, standing on the hearthrug, warming himself before the fire, Mr. Bounderby delivered some observations to Mrs. Gradgrind on the circumstance of its being his birthday.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
3  The simple circumstance of being left alone with her husband and Mr. Bounderby, was sufficient to stun this admirable lady again without collision between herself and any other fact.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
4  It was a disheartening circumstance, but a melancholy fact, that even these readers persisted in wondering.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII
5  Another noticeable circumstance in Mrs. Sparsit was, that she was never hurried.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
6  A circumstance which greatly tended to enhance the tyranny of the nobility, and the sufferings of the inferior classes, arose from the consequences of the Conquest by Duke William of Normandy.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
7  This circumstance induced Gurth to believe both that the gang was strong in numbers, and that they kept regular guards around their place of rendezvous.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
8  In one circumstance only even the entreaties of Rebecca were unable to secure sufficient attention to the accommodation of the wounded knight.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
9  United with that fatal circumstance, the body of proof was too weighty for Rebecca's youth, though combined with the most exquisite beauty.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
10  After all, he was her husband: Wragby was her home: circumstance had done it.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
11  The circumstance was precisely as this lady has represented it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
12  That circumstance would by no means tempt me," he replied, "for I should be sorry to make the character ridiculous by bad acting.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
13  She had read and read the scene again with many painful, many wondering emotions, and looked forward to their representation of it as a circumstance almost too interesting.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
14  Maria joined them with the same intent, just then the stoutest of the three; for the very circumstance which had driven Julia away was to her the sweetest support.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
15  To Fanny herself it appeared a very simple and natural circumstance.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
Example Sentence: (55 in 4 pages)
16  The prevailing view is that he has done a good job in difficult circumstances.
17  Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go.
18  The event has been cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.
19  Capital punishment is allowable only under exceptional circumstances.
20  The judge found that in her case there were mitigating circumstances.
21  The character of the pine and cypress is shown in frigid winter ; the sincerity of one's friend is shown in adverse circumstances.
22  It wasn't a happy choice of phrase given the circumstances.
23  She behaved as any upright citizen would have under the circumstances.
24  Due to unforeseen circumstances the cost of the improvements has risen by twenty per cent.
25  The jury must take into account any mitigating circumstances presented by the defense, such as previous good character.
26  His tact was exemplary, especially considering the circumstances.
27  She asks him tearfully how he can expect her to remain on at Thornfield under the circumstances.
28  And in exceptional circumstances, microscopic intestinal parasites have survived to indicate some of the health problems that people suffered.
29  The peculiarly disinterested institution of science develops only in special circumstances and remains constantly vulnerable.
30  Your insurance policy will become inoperative if your circumstances change.