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under the circumstances

Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. taking all things into consideration.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. because of prevailing conditions

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Examples

  • He was driving his Lexus hybrid, the one like his son-in-law's, and even under the circumstances I could read Tolliver's flush of pleasure at getting to drive the car.

    Grave Surprise

  • Her own particular preference tended to be for tall, well-built, way too handsome men with crow-black hair, coffee-brown eyes and a maddening my-way-or-the-highway style, but then, there was no accounting for tastes, and under the circumstances a shorter, stockier, perfectly attractive hazel-eyed redhead would do.

    Whispers At Midnight

  • Whatever the cause of these consultations between the two empresses may have been, the fact remains that almost immediately afterwards Baron and Baroness Koscielski received from the Grand-Master-of-the-Court, Count Eulenburg, an official intimation that their presence at court was not desired in highest quarters until further notice, and that under the circumstances they would do well to remain at their country seat.

    The Secret Memoirs of the Courts of Europe

  • Lee on the night after the battle, General Jackson fell into a doze while the very grave question of what ought to be done under the circumstances was being discussed, and after all the rest had given their opinion, General

    Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early C.S.A. : autobiographical sketch and narrative of the War between the States,

  • They even begged; it seemed that facing their termagant leader under the circumstances was almost as frightening as losing their masks.

    The Nitrogen Fix

  • Chandris clenched her teeth hard enough to hurt ... but under the circumstances there wasn't a single nurking thing she could say to that.

    Angelmass

  • Hell, she thought, under the circumstances I might even give the durien another try.

    Death in Winter

  • Mr. Swinhoe is also doubtful about the Chinese; but he has seen them, under the circumstances which would make us shrug our shoulders, press their right elbow against their side, raise their eyebrows, lift up their hand with the palm directed towards the person addressed, and shake it from right to left.

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

  • Vance, myself, and Mr. Davis was still more widened, not that Vance preferred the conscript law, and not that as far as he could he did not acquiesce in injustice to North Carolina, yet he was powerless under the circumstances to defend his State against the agressions of the central power.

    Memoirs of W. W. Holden,

  • Gaika adds that under the circumstances which would make a, European blush, his countrymen "look ashamed to keep their heads up."

    The expression of the emotions in man and animals

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