circumstance (part of speech: noun)
- Madras itself is a great and historic city, which owes its existence to British enterprise, with Indian co- operation, and St. Mary's Church, as the oldest British building therein, is the earliest milestone of progress. - "The Story of Madras", Glyn Barlow.
- ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ s through, I trust: those ewes have taken a deal Of seeing to: and IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ m lonely as a milestone, When youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ re away. - "Krindlesyke", Wilfrid Wilson Gibson.
- When the three hours were over he reached a milestone, on which was written: " To the Coast, three hours; to the Palace, one minute." - "The Blue Rose Fairy Book", Maurice Baring.