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  ( circumstances    plural  )
1       n-count   The circumstances of a particular situation are the conditions which affect what happens.  
usu pl, with supp  
Recent opinion polls show that 60 percent favor abortion under certain circumstances..., I wish we could have met under happier circumstances.     
2       n-plural   The circumstances of an event are the way it happened or the causes of it.  
with supp, oft the N of n  
I'm making inquiries about the circumstances of Mary Dean's murder..., Hundreds of people had died there in terrible circumstances during and after the revolution.     
3       n-plural   Your circumstances are the conditions of your life, especially the amount of money that you have.  
usu with poss   (=situation)  
...help and support for the single mother, whatever her circumstances..., I wouldn't have expected to find you in such comfortable circumstances.     
4       n-uncount   Events and situations which cannot be controlled are sometimes referred to as circumstance.  
There are those, you know, who, by circumstance, end up homeless..., You might say that we've been victims of circumstance.     
5    You can emphasize that something must not or will not happen by saying that it must not or will not happen under any circumstances.  
under any circumstances/under any circumstance      phrase   PHR with cl     (emphasis)    She made it clear that under no circumstances would she cancel the trip.     
6    You can use in the circumstances or under the circumstances before or after a statement to indicate that you have considered the conditions affecting the situation before making the statement.  
under the circumstances/in the circumstances             phrase   PHR with cl  
Under the circumstances, a crash was unavoidable...     
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n.
military aviation term: loss of visual reference during take-off or landing due to the sand or dust
v.
1. shoot with a firearm using a type of cartridge that contains gunpowder but neither bullet nor pellet. 2. [slang][fig.] be infertile and unlikely to impregnate a woman (due to various issues such as a low sperm count)
1.The squaddies were training, shooting blanks 2.We had been trying to have a baby for ages until a series of fertility tests revealed I was shooting blanks.
exp.
(about a movie or TV series) reach a point when, due to a unauthentic scene, it loses the appreciation of the public
made popular by "Indiana Jones" whose hero survives an explosion by hiding in a fridge
exp.
research into the integrity of the counterparty to a proposed contract and in the veracity of his claims
A lawyer is expected to do 'due diligence'. Would be culpable if he failed to do so. The bigger the contract, the more 'due diligence'.
n.
dispatcher in EMS Control Center
n.
distributed control system; a control system for a process or plant, wherein control elements are distributed throughout the system
chemical plants, petrochemical (oil) and refineries, boiler controls and power plant systems, nuclear power plants, environmental control systems etc.
n.
The Most Ultimate Level Possible , Really Good Scene , Level Beyond Trillion, Beyond Typical
" Thats A Strillion Car" , "He's Doing A Strillion Scene", Strillion Outfit
n.
a person who is optimistic regardless of the circumstances and especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity
From the name of the tutor and philosopher in Voltaire's Candide (1759). Ex: One needn't be a Pangloss to dismiss the notion that the world can ever get better.
exp.
expression used to describe a lost opportunity or something that is unlikely to happen in the current circumstances
id.
Extreme and undesirable circumstances or situations can only be resolved by resorting to equally extreme and radical actions
The prime minister stated: 'Drastic times call for drastic measures' in order to justify the extremely unpopular austerity actions introduced by the government during the recession
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
v.
[subj: poiicemen] to herd [demonstrators] into a compact group in order to control their movements
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
n.
Actual hold (complete or partial control) of digital assets with or without lawful title
[Tech.];[Leg.] hold of digital assets in cyberspace
n.
Comme je l'ai toujours dit, notre soi-disant humanité est une colossale machination.
n.
En fait, la Terre est âgée de dizaines de milliards d'années et l'univers de billions d'années.
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