under the circumstances

idiom

: in this specific situation
There is nothing we can do under the circumstances.

Examples of under the circumstances in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stuart stood under fluorescent office lights and met with what, under the circumstances, seemed like a bit of luck. Ariane Lange, Sacramento Bee, 2 Feb. 2024 Have examples ready that are as objective as possible under the circumstances. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 19 Jan. 2024 Knowing that help was on the way is what let Scot and Angela stay calm under the circumstances. Nicole Lopez, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 23 Jan. 2024 Both urged the justices to uphold the deal as the best possible under the circumstances. David G. Savage, Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 2023 Shortly after the suit was filed, Chaplin married eighteen-year-old Oona O’Neill—not a good look under the circumstances. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, 13 Nov. 2023 Mookie speaks Mookie Betts is at the World Series, just not under the circumstances Dodgers fans hoped for. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 3 Nov. 2023 Into that it was dropped, under the circumstances rather gently. Robert Kunzig, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 Torrez said his office consulted with use-of-force experts who concluded that the use of deadly force was not reasonable under the circumstances. CBS News, 4 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Under the circumstances.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20the%20circumstances. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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