Definition of circumstances alter cases in English:
proverb One’s opinion or treatment of someone or something may vary according to the prevailing circumstances.
- His summary of the central controversy in moral philosophy as ‘circumstances alter cases’ show his limits, however.
- The central question of moral philosophy and the question I briefly addressed is where we get the rules to decide how circumstances alter cases (among other things).
- Noses alter faces and circumstances alter cases, as the old saying puts it.
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