circumstance (n.) 4
condition, state, situation
Ham I.iii.102 [Polonius to Ophelia] Unsifted in such perilous circumstance
Ham II.ii.157 [Polonius to Claudius and Gertrude] If circumstances lead me, I will find / Where truth is hid
Ham III.iii.83 [Hamlet to himself] in our circumstance and course of thought
Oth III.iii.16 [Cassio to Desdemona, of Othello's policy] That policy may either last so long ... / Or breed itself so out of circumstance [i.e. be so long delayed]
TG I.i.37 [Valentine to Proteus] by your circumstance, I fear you'll prove [a fool] [pun: 36, sense 3]

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