circumstance (n.)
special argument, detailed explanation
CE V.i.16[Angelo to Antipholus of Syracuse] With circumstance and oaths so to deny / This chain
R3 I.ii.77[Richard to Anne] give me leave / By circumstance but to acquit myself
TC III.iii.114[Ulysses to Achilles, of his book's author] Who in his circumstance expressly proves / That no man is the lord of any thing
TG I.i.36[Proteus to Valentine] by your circumstance, you call me fool? [pun: 37, sense 4]
TG I.i.84[Speed to Proteus, responding to 'and thy master a shepherd'] that I can deny by a circumstance
TG III.ii.36[Proteus to Duke, of slander against Valentine] it must with circumstance be spoken
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