circumstances


circumstances
n.

1) adverse, difficult, trying circumstances

2) reduced, straitened circumstances

3) aggravating; extenuating, mitigating circumstances

4) attendant; compelling; exceptional, special; favorable; suspicious; tragic; unavoidable; unforeseen circumstances

5) a combination of circumstances

6) due to circumstances (our absence was due to circumstances beyond our control)

7) in, under circumstances (in certain circumstances, I would agree; she will not go under any circumstances; they lived in difficult circumstances)

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compelling
exceptional
extenuating
mitigating circumstances
straitened circumstances
tragic
trying circumstances
unavoidable
unforeseen circumstances
under circumstances (in certain circumstances, I would agree; she will not go under any circumstances; they lived in difficult circumstances)
a combination of circumstances
aggravating
reduced
due to circumstances (our absence was due to circumstances beyond our control)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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