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English definition of “circumstances”

circumstances

noun [plural]
 
 
/ˈsɜːkəmstænsɪz/
B2 facts or events that make a situation the way it is: I think they coped very well under the circumstances. We oppose capital punishment in/under any circumstances.Situations and circumstances
under no circumstances used to say that something must never happen: Under no circumstances should you approach the man.Situations and circumstancesAlways and never
(Definition of circumstances from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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