reduced circumstances

reduced circumstances

A much lower level of income or financial means than one is used to. The one-time business tycoon has now been living in reduced circumstances in a small village in Norway. Our reduced circumstances have meant moving into a much smaller house in a rougher part of town.
See also: circumstance, reduce

reˌduced ˈcircumstances

the state of being poorer than you were before. People say ‘living in reduced circumstances’ to avoid saying ‘poor’: As time passed, his reduced circumstances became more and more obvious to his friends and colleagues.
See also: circumstance, reduce
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Scotty wept over his poor old mother in Edinburgh--a lady, he insisted, gently born-- who was in reduced circumstances, who had pinched herself to pay the lump sum to the ship-owners for his apprenticeship, whose sacrificing dream had been to see him a merchantman officer and a gentleman, and who was heartbroken because he had deserted his ship in Australia and joined another as a common sailor before the mast.
It was the cumulative effect of having a mother in reduced circumstances and grumbling about it, of being compelled to work and grumbling about that, and of achieving in her work only a semi-success and grumbling about that also, that--backed by her looks--enabled Claire to give quite a number of people, and Bill Dawlish in particular, the impression that she was a modern martyr, only sustained by her indomitable courage.
Bob Sawyer looked expressively at his friend, and bade the tapper come in; whereupon a dirty, slipshod girl in black cotton stockings, who might have passed for the neglected daughter of a superannuated dustman in very reduced circumstances, thrust in her head, and said--
The death of his father in reduced circumstances necessitated the removal of his mother and the family of eight brothers and sisters to the village of Lansingburg, on the Hudson River.
But at the same time, Sunderland's reduced circumstances have opened the door for Honeyman to achieve his lifetime ambition of becoming a first-team regular on Wearside.
Ms Haley is angry that disabled people were being "dismissed and lied about", because "through no fault of our own we have found ourselves in unfortunate and reduced circumstances.
In the midst of trying to do the right thing by my children, juggle work commitments, get accustomed to the reduced circumstances of lifestyle and accommodation, it would have been easy to let my self-worth slide off into oblivion.
To address the question of how the church can play a faithful role in the public square in the face of reduced circumstances, the synod invited William T.
Reportedly, Euzcan family were living in a one-roomed shanty house in reduced circumstances.
With drastically reduced circumstances, they have to move to a small house in the Yorkshire village of Oakworth.
The family lingered in Phnom Penh in reduced circumstances until 1965, when Sihanouk, in an impromptu gesture, impulsively exiled them all.
They have been operating under much reduced circumstances since their descent into financial crisis in 2012 but the fans' demands have not changed - as the catcalls at Easter Road highlighted.
Mischief making clearly isn't part of McCoist's remit but masochism might be a human failing levelled against him in the wake of the AGM that left him in reduced circumstances.
The feeling of impotence over Syria stems not so much from the failure of former imperial powers in their reduced circumstances to act but that of the United Nations, the organisation which was supposed to replace the need for wars.
MY thoughts after reading about the cuts in expenditure Stockton Council are going to have to make are that they face a stern task of protecting the quality of life in the borough in reduced circumstances.
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