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circumstance
British English: /ˈsəːkəmst(ə)ns/
American English: /ˈsərkəmˌstæns/
, /ˈsərkəmstəns/

Translation of circumstance in German:

noun usu. in pl.

  • 1
    Umstand, der
    by force of circumstance[s]
    durch den Zwang der Umstände
    in or under the circumstances
    unter den gegebenen od. diesen Umständen
    in certain circumstances under no circumstances
    unter [gar] keinen Umständen
  • 2in pl.
    (financial state)
    Verhältnisse
  • 3no pl.
    (full detail in narrative)
    Detailschilderung, die
  • 4no pl. (ceremony)
    Prachtentfaltung, die
    Gepränge, das [formal]

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