Part of speech: noun

Something incidental; an incident.

Part of speech: noun

Environment; situation, income, etc.

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Usage examples "circumstance":

  1. It requires more Skill than the General possess, to lie with a Circumstance." - "Mary Powell & Deborah's Diary", Anne Manning.
  2. But there is another circumstance which militates against your new friend. - "Essays on the Constitution of the United States", 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", Upton Sinclair.