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unusual circumstance
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  • circumstance — The debate about the merits of in the circumstances and under the circumstances continued for most of the 20c. The pedantic view is that since circumstances are, etymologically speaking, around (circum) us, we must be in them and not under them;… …   Modern English usage

  • circumstance */*/*/ — UK [ˈsɜː(r)kəmstəns] / US [ˈsɜrkəmstəns] noun Word forms circumstance : singular circumstance plural circumstances 1) [countable, usually plural] a fact or condition that affects a situation The circumstances surrounding the child s death are… …   English dictionary

  • circumstance — noun 1 (usually circumstances) facts/events that affect sth ADJECTIVE ▪ favourable/favorable ▪ The plan might work better with more favourable/favorable circumstances. ▪ adverse, difficult, dire, tra …   Collocations dictionary

  • circumstance — cir|cum|stance [ sɜrkəmstəns ] noun *** 1. ) count usually plural the facts or conditions that affect a situation: The circumstances surrounding the child s death are being investigated. The circumstances of this case are unusual.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unusual — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, look, seem, strike sb as ▪ become ▪ consider sth, find sth ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • circumstance*/*/ — [ˈsɜːkəmstəns] noun 1) [C] the facts or conditions that affect a situation The circumstances of this case are unusual.[/ex] It s amazing that they did so well under the circumstances (= because the situation was difficult or unusual).[/ex] 2)… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Pomp and Circumstance Marches — The Pomp and Circumstance Marches (full title Pomp and Circumstance Military Marches ), Op. 39 are a series of marches for orchestra composed by Sir Edward Elgar. For the music commonly known as Pomp and Circumstance in the United States,… …   Wikipedia

  • special case — unusual circumstance, exception to the rule …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Mourning — Not to be confused with Morning. Margarita Teresa of Austria, Holy Roman Empress, in mourning, 1666; her brother, the young king Charles II of Spain appears behind her with his attendants wearing mourning dress …   Wikipedia

  • TopGear — Top Gear Pour les articles homonymes, voir Top Gear (homonymie). Top Gear Logo de Top Gear …   Wikipédia en Français

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