CIRCUMSTANTIAL in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of CIRCUMSTANTIAL
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circumstantial
 a.  fully detailed and specific about particulars
Classic Sentence:
1  Aunt Polly was vexed to think she had overlooked that bit of circumstantial evidence, and missed a trick.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER I
2  In this simple way, madame," replied Monte Cristo; "the waistcoat and the letter were both what is termed circumstantial evidence; I therefore sent them to the king's attorney.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 96. The Contract.
3  I had no fear, therefore, that any circumstantial evidence could be brought forward strong enough to convict her.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
4  Most of those reports were a nightmare--grotesque, circumstantial, eager and untrue.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
5  During that long interval Starbuck would ever be apt to fall into open relapses of rebellion against his captain's leadership, unless some ordinary, prudential, circumstantial influences were brought to bear upon him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 46. Surmises.
6  At the same time I recognise that the evidence is purely circumstantial, and that some new development may upset it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
7  These are the terms of his deposition: 'I do not even stand in need of circumstantial proofs and moral presumptions to give the lie to the prisoner's denial.'
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER X—THE SYSTEM OF DENIALS
8  Against the testimony of a single witness, you have thus some defence, unless convicted by your own handwriting, or by other circumstantial proof against which you must guard.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
9  The lawyer established the fact that the theft of the apples had not been circumstantially proved.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER IX—A PLACE WHERE CONVICTIONS ARE IN PROCESS OF FO...
Example Sentence:
1  The case against McCarthy is based largely on circumstantial evidence.
2  The case against my client rests entirely on circumstantial evidence.