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circumstances beyond someone's control

Definition of circumstances beyond someone's control

  1. :  things that have happened that someone cannot change or influence <Due to circumstances beyond our control, the flight is canceled.>



Word by Word Definitions

circumstanceplay circumstances
  1. :  a condition, fact, or event accompanying, conditioning, or determining another :  an essential or inevitable concomitant

    :  a subordinate or accessory fact or detail

    :  a piece of evidence that indicates the probability or improbability of an event (as a crime)

beyondplay
  1. :  on or to the farther side :  farther

    :  in addition :  besides

  1. :  on or to the farther side of :  at a greater distance than

    :  out of the reach or sphere of

    :  in a degree or amount surpassing

  1. :  something that lies beyond

    :  something that lies outside the scope of ordinary experience

    :  hereafter

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

controlplay
  1. :  to check, test, or verify by evidence or experiments

    :  to incorporate suitable controls in

    :  to exercise restraining or directing influence over :  regulate

  1. :  an act or instance of controlling

    :  power or authority to guide or manage

    :  skill in the use of a tool, instrument, technique, or artistic medium


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