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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It is a fact that these days the number of international soccer stars hailing from the country is very limited and in the circumstances I feel that Mark Hughes is managing the available players really well.
The common benchmark is the amount that would have been reasonable in the circumstances had they been dealing at arm's length.(3) The provisions are extremely broad and catch virtually all intercompany property or service transactions.
The other three methods are cost-plus, resale price and the so-called fourth method -- really any other method that may be used in the circumstances. Revenue Canada, however, takes the transactional approach to intercompany pricing and believes that each transaction must stand on its own merits.
Inasmuch as a pricing case is normally factual, the taxpayer's evidence typically shows that the disputed amount would have been reasonable in the circumstances had the parties been dealing at arm's length.
The court considered that the relevant trade level was at wholesale and tried to determine what the wholesale price would be in the circumstances. In particular, it determined that the price should be such as would be to allow a purchaser to sell at retail with a 20 percent profit plus $50 per lot carrying charge.
Would this standard be consistent with the "reasonable amount in the circumstances"?