in the circumstances

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in the circumstances

Due to the conditions or particular situation; such as the case is. Of course we wish that we could pay each employee a proper Christmas bonus, but in the circumstances, that is just not feasible. I'm sorry for my sudden resignation, but I'm afraid that, in the circumstances, I just can't work here any longer.
See also: circumstance
References in classic literature ?
But Plato, in his treatise of Laws, thinks that a difference in circumstances should be permitted to a certain degree; but that no citizen should be allowed to possess more than five times as much as the lowest census, as we have already mentioned.
Because Islam allows the bending of rules in circumstances of survival, Mohamud asks them to clarify whether they are being forced to do this or whether they have a choice.
An activity confers a benefit if an uncontrolled taxpayer in circumstances comparable to those of the recipient would be willing to pay an uncontrolled party to perform the same or similar activity.
Women whose economic circumstances forced them to work outside the home or who were too destitute to afford all the paraphernalia needed to be perfect mothers, not to mention those who for one reason or another found themselves in circumstances not conducive to consulting medical experts at the first sign of trouble, were not the main targets of Fascist regime propaganda about the benefits of breastfeeding.
These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances.