1. circumstance

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəmˌstæns'] a condition that accompanies or influences some event or activity.


  • event
  • condition
  • playing field
  • case
  • status


  • innocence
  • disorderliness
  • order
  • comfort

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Rhymes with Circumstance

  • finance
  • flashdance
  • freelance
  • happenstance
  • refinance
  • sundance

Sentences with circumstance

1. Noun, singular or mass
There is one notable circumstance in which this rule does not apply: a spouse that is presumed dead.

Quotes about circumstance

1. Art and Religion are, then, two roads by which men escape from circumstance to ecstasy. Between aesthetic and religious rapture there is a family alliance. Art and Religion are means to similar states of mind.
- Clive Bell

2. I don't think I could ever do a network sitcom because the humor is often based on some trite circumstance. I don't want to be a part of a show where it's mostly about coming up with the jokes.
- Sherilyn Fenn

3. There is no reason why challenging themes and engaging stories have to be mutually exclusive - in fact, each can fuel the other. As a filmmaker, I want to entertain people first and foremost. If out of that comes a greater awareness and understanding of a time or a circumstance, then the hope is that change can happen.
- Edward Zwick

2. circumstance

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəmˌstæns'] the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event.


  • conditions
  • setting
  • environment


  • tonicity
  • soundness
  • dryness
  • decline

3. circumstance

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəmˌstæns'] information that should be kept in mind when making a decision.


  • condition
  • justification
  • consideration
  • mitigating circumstance


  • abnormality
  • fullness
  • wetness
  • unsoundness

4. circumstance

noun. ['ˈsɝːkəmˌstæns'] formal ceremony about important occasions.


  • ceremony
  • observance
  • ceremonial


  • astigmatism
  • safety
  • improvement
  • stigmatism