Circumstance

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Circumstance->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ circumstance
circumstance
situation
phase
position
posture
attitude
place
point
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ terms
terms
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ regime
regime
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ footing
footing
standing
status
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ occasion
occasion
juncture
conjunctive
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ contingency
contingency
&c.(event) 151
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ predicament
predicament
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ emergence
emergence
emergency
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ exigency
exigency
crisis
pinch
pass
push
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ occurrence
occurrence
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ turning point
turning point
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ bearings
bearings
how the land lies
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ surroundings
surroundings
context
environment
???>229a
=>(TE 232)
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ location
location
???>184
GRP: \\ N \\ 6
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ contingency
contingency
dependence
=>(uncertainty)
???>475
Sgm: \\ N \\ 6 \\ causation
causation
???>153
attribution
???>155
PARAG:Circumstance->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ circumstantial
circumstantial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ given
given
conditional
provisional
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ critical
critical
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ modal
modal
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ contingent
contingent
incidental
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ adventitious
adventitious
&c.(extrinsic) 6
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ limitative
limitative
PARAG:Circumstance->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ in the circumstances
in the circumstances
under the circumstances
&c.->N.
the circumstances
conditions
&c. 7
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ thus
thus
in such wise
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 2
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ accordingly
accordingly
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ that being the case
that being the case
such being the case
in view of the circumstances
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 2 \\ that being so
that being so
sith
since
seeing that
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 3
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 3 \\ as matters stand
as matters stand
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 3 \\ as things go
as things go
as times go
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 4
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 4 \\ conditionally
conditionally
provided
if
in case
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 4 \\ if so
if so
if so be
if it be so
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 4 \\ depending on circumstances
depending on circumstances
in certain circumstances
under certain conditions
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 4 \\ if it so happen
if it so happen
if it so turn out
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 4 \\ in the event of
in the event of
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 4 \\ in such a contingency
in such a contingency
in such a case
in such an event
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 4 \\ provisionally
provisionally
unless
without
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 5
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 5 \\ according to circumstances
according to circumstances
according to the occasion
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 5 \\ as it may happen
as it may happen
as it may turn out
as it may be
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 5 \\ as the case may be
as the case may be
as the wind blows
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 5 \\ pro re nata
pro re nata

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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