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

in/under the ˈcircumstances

used before or after a statement to show that you have thought about the conditions that affect a situation before making a decision or a statement: Under the circumstances, it seemed better not to tell him about the accident.She did the job very well in the circumstances.
See also: circumstance
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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.
The ruling indicates that the standard for determining whether an assignment is temporary is the employee's "realistic expectation" regarding the duration of the assignment, both at the commencement of the assignment and on a change in circumstances. It appears that the IRS has liberalized its position on assignments of more than one year.
Because of the differences in circumstances, the Board would not use the Canadian prices as evidence of the fair market value that should have been paid by the U.S.
Subsection 85(7.1) permits amended or late filed section 85 elections in circumstances where it is just and equitable in the opinion of the Minister of National Revenue.