I. WORDS EXPRESSING ABSTRACT RELATIONS

I. EXISTENCE

4. MODAL EXISTENCE; Relative

Circumstance.

[Antonyms: state.]

[Nouns] circumstance, situation, phase, position, posture, attitude, place, point; terms; regime; footing, standing, status.

occasion, juncture, conjunctive; contingency (event) [more].

predicament; emergence, emergency; exigency, crisis, pinch, pass, push; occurrence; turning point.

bearings, how the land lies.

surroundings, context, environment [more]; location [more].

contingency, dependence (uncertainty) [more]; causation [more], attribution [more]; the circumstances, conditions [more].

[Adjectives] circumstantial; given, conditional, provisional; critical; modal; contingent, incidental; adventitious (extrinsic) [more]; limitative.

[Adverbs] in the circumstances, under the circumstances; thus, in such wise.

accordingly; that being the case, such being the case, in view of the circumstances; that being so, sith, since, seeing that.

as matters stand; as things go, as times go.

conditionally, provided, if, in case; if so, if so be, if it be so; depending on circumstances, in certain circumstances, under certain conditions; if it so happen, if it so turn out; in the event of; in such a contingency, in such a case, in such an event; provisionally, unless, without.

according to circumstances, according to the occasion; as it may happen, as it may turn out,as it may be; as the case may be, as the wind blows; pro re nata.

[Phrases] " yet are my sins not those of circumstance " [Lytton].

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