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I had a unique circumstance in which my career was associated with George W. Bush, who went straight to the top. I went to work for him in October of 1993. So my whole identity in national politics is associated with this president, and you know, I kind of want to leave it that way. It's not tugging at me to go do the '08 cycle.
Dan Bartlett

Meaning of "circumstance" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CIRCUMSTANCE

From Old French circonstance, from Latin circumstantia, from circumstāre to stand around, from circum- + stāre to stand.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CIRCUMSTANCE

circumstance  [ˈsɜːkəmstəns] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CIRCUMSTANCE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Circumstance is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb circumstance in English.

WHAT DOES CIRCUMSTANCE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of circumstance in the English dictionary

The first definition of circumstance in the dictionary is a condition of time, place, etc, that accompanies or influences an event or condition. Other definition of circumstance is an incident or occurrence, esp a chance one. Circumstance is also accessory information or detail.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CIRCUMSTANCE

PRESENT

Present
I circumstance
you circumstance
he/she/it circumstances
we circumstance
you circumstance
they circumstance
Present continuous
I am circumstancing
you are circumstancing
he/she/it is circumstancing
we are circumstancing
you are circumstancing
they are circumstancing
Present perfect
I have circumstanced
you have circumstanced
he/she/it has circumstanced
we have circumstanced
you have circumstanced
they have circumstanced
Present perfect continuous
I have been circumstancing
you have been circumstancing
he/she/it has been circumstancing
we have been circumstancing
you have been circumstancing
they have been circumstancing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I circumstanced
you circumstanced
he/she/it circumstanced
we circumstanced
you circumstanced
they circumstanced
Past continuous
I was circumstancing
you were circumstancing
he/she/it was circumstancing
we were circumstancing
you were circumstancing
they were circumstancing
Past perfect
I had circumstanced
you had circumstanced
he/she/it had circumstanced
we had circumstanced
you had circumstanced
they had circumstanced
Past perfect continuous
I had been circumstancing
you had been circumstancing
he/she/it had been circumstancing
we had been circumstancing
you had been circumstancing
they had been circumstancing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will circumstance
you will circumstance
he/she/it will circumstance
we will circumstance
you will circumstance
they will circumstance
Future continuous
I will be circumstancing
you will be circumstancing
he/she/it will be circumstancing
we will be circumstancing
you will be circumstancing
they will be circumstancing
Future perfect
I will have circumstanced
you will have circumstanced
he/she/it will have circumstanced
we will have circumstanced
you will have circumstanced
they will have circumstanced
Future perfect continuous
I will have been circumstancing
you will have been circumstancing
he/she/it will have been circumstancing
we will have been circumstancing
you will have been circumstancing
they will have been circumstancing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would circumstance
you would circumstance
he/she/it would circumstance
we would circumstance
you would circumstance
they would circumstance
Conditional continuous
I would be circumstancing
you would be circumstancing
he/she/it would be circumstancing
we would be circumstancing
you would be circumstancing
they would be circumstancing
Conditional perfect
I would have circumstance
you would have circumstance
he/she/it would have circumstance
we would have circumstance
you would have circumstance
they would have circumstance
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been circumstancing
you would have been circumstancing
he/she/it would have been circumstancing
we would have been circumstancing
you would have been circumstancing
they would have been circumstancing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you circumstance
we let´s circumstance
you circumstance
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to circumstance
Past participle
circumstanced
Present Participle
circumstancing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CIRCUMSTANCE


acceptance
əkˈsɛptəns
assistance
əˈsɪstəns
consistence
kənˈsɪstəns
Constance
ˈkɒnstəns
desistance
dɪˈzɪstəns
distance
ˈdɪstəns
equidistance
ˌiːkwɪˈdɪstəns
existence
ɪɡˈzɪstəns
importance
ɪmˈpɔːtəns
inconsistence
ˌɪnkənˈsɪstəns
inexistence
ˌɪnɪɡˈzɪstəns
insistence
ɪnˈsɪstəns
instance
ˈɪnstəns
nonexistence
ˈnɒnɪɡˈzɪstəns
outdistance
ˌaʊtˈdɪstəns
persistence
pəˈsɪstəns
pre-existence
ˈpriːɪɡˈzɪstəns
resistance
rɪˈzɪstəns
subsistence
səbˈsɪstəns
substance
ˈsʌbstəns

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CIRCUMSTANCE

circumscribable
circumscribe
circumscriber
circumscription
circumscriptive
circumscriptively
circumsolar
circumspect
circumspection
circumspective
circumspectly
circumspectness
circumstances
circumstantial
circumstantial evidence
circumstantiality
circumstantially
circumstantiate
circumstantiation
circumstellar

WORDS THAT END LIKE CIRCUMSTANCE

acquaintance
admittance
advance
amount of substance
antimicrobial resistance
capacitance
conductance
court of first instance
for instance
inductance
inheritance
line of least resistance
long-distance
reflectance
reluctance
remittance
repentance
stance
the distance
the Resistance
walking distance

Synonyms and antonyms of circumstance in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CIRCUMSTANCE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «circumstance» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of circumstance

Translation of «circumstance» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CIRCUMSTANCE

Find out the translation of circumstance to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of circumstance from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «circumstance» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

情形
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

circunstancia
570 millions of speakers

English

circumstance
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हालात
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ظرف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

обстоятельство
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

circunstância
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পরিস্থিতিতে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

circonstance
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Keadaan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Umstand
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

状況
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

상황
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

kahanan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hoàn cảnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

சூழ்நிலையிலும்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परिस्थिती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

durum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

circostanza
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

okoliczność
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

обставина
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

circumstanță
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

περίσταση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

omstandighede
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

omständighet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

omstendighet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of circumstance

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CIRCUMSTANCE»

The term «circumstance» is very widely used and occupies the 21.014 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CIRCUMSTANCE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about circumstance

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10 QUOTES WITH «CIRCUMSTANCE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word circumstance.
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Grant Achatz
Ultimately, the perfect meal is when those things come together - circumstance, the food, ambiance, and you're with the person that you want to be with.
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Bashar al-Assad
It would be a mistake to link anything that Israel does to a certain circumstance. And it is a mistake to feel comfortable in any circumstance just because Israel did not act on it.
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Joan Allen
I never liked the bar scene. I tried to like it. I would give it a try every three or four months. I'd think, tonight I'm going out. But I never met anybody in that circumstance.
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Charles Babbage
In England, the profession of the law is that which seems to hold out the strongest attraction to talent, from the circumstance, that in it ability, coupled with exertion, even though unaided by patronage, cannot fail of obtaining reward.
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Dan Bartlett
I had a unique circumstance in which my career was associated with George W. Bush, who went straight to the top. I went to work for him in October of 1993. So my whole identity in national politics is associated with this president, and you know, I kind of want to leave it that way. It's not tugging at me to go do the '08 cycle.
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Bruce Barton
Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
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Richard Bausch
In every circumstance, all my life, my mind shows me the possible bad outcome: someone walks down steps, and before I can do anything to head the image off, I see a fall, a catastrophe.
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Cate Blanchett
Things present themselves to you, and it's how you choose to deal with them that reveals who you are. We all say a lot of things, don't we, about who we are and how we think. But in the end it's your actions, how you respond to circumstance that reveals your character.
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Charles M. Blow
There can be moments in your life where you may feel attracted to someone depending on circumstance, depending on the person of one gender or another, and sometimes where that is less of an influence in your life.
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David Blunkett
I'm in favour of a sensible development of response units and their deployment in any circumstance where there may be a risk to the officers themselves or the neighbourhood they're in. I'm not in favour of a blanket arming of the police.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CIRCUMSTANCE»

Discover the use of circumstance in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to circumstance and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Luck and Circumstance: A Coming of Age in Hollywood, New ...
From the Hardcover edition.
Michael Lindsay-Hogg, 2011
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Chance and Circumstance: Twenty Years with Cage and Cunningham
The long-awaited memoir from one of the most celebrated modern dancers of the past fifty years: the story of her own remarkable career, of the formative years of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, and of the two brilliant, iconoclastic, ...
Carolyn Brown, 2009
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Crime and Circumstance: Investigating the History of ...
Offers a vivid and entertaining history of the evolution of forensic science and its use in the criminal justice system
Suzanne Bell, 2008
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Creatures of Circumstance
SHORT STORIES. Creatures of Circumstance begins with an explanation from the author telling how this collection came about. He states that he "has never pretended to be anything but a story teller.
W. Somerset Maugham, 2011
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Saint of Circumstance: The Untold Story Behind the Alex ...
Explores the case of Alex Kelly, a Darien, Connecticut man convicted of rape in 1997 after evading the law for more than ten years
Sheila Weller, 1997
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Style & Circumstance: The Gentleperson's Guide to Good Grammar
With plenty of instruction as well as a little pomp, this book entertains as it enlightens, making your reading experience enjoyable and your knowledge sound.
Phineas J. Caruthers, 2012
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Song and Circumstance: The Work of David Byrne from Talking ...
This is the first book to offer a full account of Byrne's sprawling artistic portfolio.
Sytze Steenstra, 2010
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Criminal Circumstance: A Dynamic Multi-contextual Criminal ...
The main objective of this book is to propose an alternative criminal opportunity theory.
Pamela Wilcox, Kenneth C. Land, Scott A. Hunt
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Hard Times: Force of Circumstance - The Autobiography of ...
This volume of Simone de Beauvoir's legendary autobiography presents Beauvoir at the height of her international fame and portrays her inner struggle with aging.
Simone de Beauvoir, 1994
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John Clare and the Bounds of Circumstance
In this book, Johanne Clare argues that he should be taken seriously both as a poet and as a representative figure in a period of social and agrarian upheaval.
Johanne Clare, 1987

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CIRCUMSTANCE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term circumstance is used in the context of the following news items.
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Jimmy Carter: US In "Inevitable Decline of Worldwide Influence …
... instead choosing to simply attribute his prediction of a power vacuum left by the United States to "evolutionary, unavoidable circumstance." «RealClearPolitics, Jul 15»
2
Victorian's Wyndham Council dubbed 'wowsers' by Sex Party for …
"In this circumstance I will not be blowing out the cobwebs at the beach," he said. "Nor will I be pulling my Speedos off." Mr Wynne said he had ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
3
Groundbreaking Tennessee Law Lets Good Samaritans Save Dogs …
“What can be done so this circumstance doesn't happen again?” said Hawk. Although the potential danger to animals is well documented, laws ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Indy athlete prevails over Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Bravery comes by choice and it comes by circumstance. Andrew Peterson's valor and courage, his audacity and nerve came both ways. «Indianapolis Star, Jul 15»
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Pan Am Games will be a showcase for rugby sevens ahead of …
The play was remarkable in circumstance — Canada won 18-16 to advance to the final — and for what Harvey displayed: piercing vision, ... «National Post, Jul 15»
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David Ortiz's First Base Cameo A Product Of Circumstance For Red …
The overriding circumstance, of course, is Napoli's struggles, because without the first baseman's prolonged offensive woes, Farrell wouldn't ... «NESN.com, Jul 15»
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Pomp and Circumstance
Pomp and Circumstance. Splendid celebration for the Class of 2015. Published Jul 2, 2015 at 2:10 pm (Updated Jul 2, 2015). Make text smaller Make text larger ... «The West Milford Messenger, Jul 15»
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TV journalist dies in mysterious circumstance in MP town
A journalist of a news channel, who came from Delhi for coverage of the death of a girl in connection with Madhya Pradesh Professional ... «Web India, Jul 15»
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Sheriff Bosenko: 'Suspicious circumstance' surround disappearance …
The parents of a missing 6-month-old were questioned at the Sheriff's Office while search crews combed the countryside for the baby girl. «KRCRTV.COM, Jul 15»
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A day of pomp, circumstance and politics awaiting new LAUSD board
The first half of tomorrow's LA Unified school board meeting, starting at 10 am, will be a swearing in ceremony for four newly elected board ... «LA School Report, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Circumstance [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/circumstance>. Dec 2019 ».
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