circumstances beyond someone's control

Definition of circumstances beyond someone's control

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : a subordinate or accessory (see 2accessory 2) fact or detail

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

beyond play
  1. : on or to the farther side : farther

  2. : in addition : besides

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

  2. : out of the reach or sphere (see 1sphere 4b) of

  3. : in a degree or amount surpassing

  1. : something that lies on or to the farther side : something that lies beyond (see 1beyond 1)

  2. : something that lies outside the scope of ordinary experience

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

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

  2. : to incorporate suitable controls in

  3. : to exercise restraining or directing influence over : regulate

  1. : an act or instance of controlling

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

  3. : the regulation of economic activity especially by government directive


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