under the circumstances

under the circumstances
under (or in) the circumstances given the difficult nature of the situation.
Main Entry: circumstance

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  • under the circumstances — also[in the circumstances] {adv. phr.} In the existing situation; in the present condition; as things are. * /In the circumstances, Father couldn t risk giving up his job./ * /Under the circumstances, the stagecoach passengers had to give the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under the circumstances — also[in the circumstances] {adv. phr.} In the existing situation; in the present condition; as things are. * /In the circumstances, Father couldn t risk giving up his job./ * /Under the circumstances, the stagecoach passengers had to give the… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • under\ the\ circumstances — • under the circumstances • in the circumstances adv. phr. In the existing situation; in the present condition; as things are. In the circumstances, Father couldn t risk giving up his job. Under the circumstances, the stagecoach passengers had to …   Словарь американских идиом

  • under the circumstances — index consequently Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • under the circumstances — adverb because of prevailing conditions (Freq. 2) under the circumstances I cannot buy the house * * * phrasal see in the circumstances * * * under the circumstances Conditions being what they are ● circumstance * * * under (or in) the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • under the circumstances — because of the particular situation. Going to see the scene of the explosion was, under the circumstances, a really stupid thing to do. The storm was very dangerous, so under the circumstances I think we were lucky to have had only one tree blown …   New idioms dictionary

  • Under the circumstances — circumstance cir cum*stance (s[ e]r k[u^]m*st[a^]ns), n. [L. circumstantia, fr. circumstans, antis, p. pr. of circumstare to stand around; circum + stare to stand. See {Stand}.] 1. That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • under the circumstances — • in the circumstances • under the circumstances in this particular situation; because of (special) conditions or influences …   Idioms and examples

  • under the circumstances — due to certain reasons, because of these reasons …   English contemporary dictionary

  • circumstances, in the and under the —    A useful distinction can be drawn between the two. In the circumstances should indicate merely that a situation exists: In the circumstances, I began to feel worried. Under the circumstances should denote a situation in which action is… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

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