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circumstance

noun [C/U]  us   /ˈsɜr·kəmˌstæns/
an event or condition connected with what is happening or has happened: [C] The circumstances of the theft of the painting were not known. [C] The circumstances surrounding his disappearance are under investigation. [C] He said that under no circumstances was he returning to Phoenix. [U] Mrs. Smith's lawyers say she was victim of circumstance, not a murderer.
Translations of “circumstance”
in Vietnamese tình huống…
in Spanish circunstancia…
in Thai สภาวะแวดล้อม…
in Malaysian keadaan…
in French circonstance…
in German der Umstand…
in Chinese (Traditional) 條件, 情況, 情形…
in Indonesian keadaan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 条件, 情况, 情形…
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