under certain circumstances


: in some special cases
The contract can be extended under certain circumstances.

Examples of under certain circumstances in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Protesters believe their action falls within the university’s camping policy, which prohibits on-campus camping, except under certain circumstances. Andrea Klick, Kansas City Star, 8 May 2024 Seven states – Texas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina and Tennessee – allow older voters to request an absentee ballot for any reason but let others do so only under certain circumstances. USA TODAY, 22 Apr. 2024 The Biden administration debated taking less drastic steps to show its displeasure with Maduro — including the possibility of a more restrictive general license to replace the existing one that would have allowed foreign trade under certain circumstances. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, 17 Apr. 2024 Though most of our bodies naturally produce enough melatonin to get adequate sleep each night, some people find the short-term use of melatonin to be helpful under certain circumstances. Daryl Austin, USA TODAY, 8 Apr. 2024 For the first time in Florida, the law tied the right to possess or own a weapon to mental health and spelled out the legal steps to take guns away under certain circumstances. Charles Rabin, Miami Herald, 23 Mar. 2024 Everything to Know About Gemini, Libra and Aquarius Stardust points out that Aries can get along with the third air sign, Libra, under certain circumstances. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 18 Mar. 2024 Yet our study suggests that moral beliefs may be more flexible than once thought, at least under certain circumstances. Keelah Williams, The Conversation, 21 Feb. 2024 However, that presumption can be overridden and even reversed under certain circumstances. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, 5 Feb. 2024

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“Under certain circumstances.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20certain%20circumstances. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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