What does the word circumstance mean?

Usage examples for circumstance

  1. It requires more Skill than the General possess, to lie with a Circumstance." – Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary by Anne Manning
  2. But there is another circumstance which militates against your new friend. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  3. And it was only that one ridiculous circumstance which had brought Peter to his present misery. – 100%: The Story of a Patriot by Upton Sinclair