I noun accompanying events, attendant conditions, bases, changes, conditions, controlling factors, course of events, details, events, factors, facts, features, full particulars, governing factors, grounds, happenings, incidentals, instances, items, minutiae, occasions, occurrences, particulars, qualifying factors, situations, special points, state of affairs, surrounding facts, surroundings, terms imposed, vicissitudes associated concepts: aggravating circumstance, change of circumstances, changed circumstance, circumstances beyond control, exceptional circumstances, extraordinary circumstances, like circumstances, mitigating circumstances, special circumstances, unusual circumstances II index environment, position (situation), situation

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