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circumstance

Pronunciation: /ˈsɜːrkəmstæns; -əns; ˈsɜːkɜmstəns/

Translation of circumstance in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 (condition, fact) circunstancia (feminine) owing to circumstances beyond our control debido a circunstancias ajenas a nuestra voluntad aggravating/extenuating/exonerating circumstances circunstancias agravantes/atenuantes/eximentes in o under the circumstances dadas las circunstancias in o under no circumstances bajo ningún concepto, bajo ninguna circunstancia in certain circumstances en algunas circunstancias in o under normal circumstances en circunstancias normales
    Example sentences
    • In my view it was an opinion which is justified by the particular circumstances of the case.
    • But the judgment whether exceptional circumstances exist is not quantitative only, but may be qualitative also.
    • They have just faxed us to say there are unable to travel because of unforeseen circumstances beyond their control.
  • 2
    (circumstances plural)
    (financial position) a gentleman in reduced o straitened circumstances un caballero venido a menos a person in my circumstances una persona en mi situación or posición económica see also pomp

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