Definition of circumstance:
- An event; a fact; a particular incident.
- Circumlocution; detail.
- Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings.
- That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things.
- To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents.
retainer, place, consideration, factor, thoughtfulness, context of use, point, stipulation, mise en scene, time, happenstance, detail, item, linguistic context, proviso, case, concern, mount, stage setting, term, context, real, feature, coincidence, contingency, scope, phase, exigency, matter, place setting, accompaniment, experimental condition, fortuity, article, thing, element, intervention, shape, be, particular, fact, concomitant, setting, condition, adjunct, chance, cause, development, considerateness, precondition, happen, background.
- circumstance (part of speech: noun)
- situation (part of speech: noun)
- occurrence (part of speech: noun)
- "The Teaching of History", Ernest C. Hartwell.
She had asked no questions of the girl which could lead her to imagine that her mistress's departure from Drumsna had been unexpected, nor had she said a word to her own servants which could let them suppose that she was surprised at the circumstance.- "The Macdermots of Ballycloran", Anthony Trollope.
- "The New Rector", Stanley J. Weyman.