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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He noted that "the completion of the census in these circumstances was a great challenge given the sensitive nature of this transition period and reflects the commitment of the state to respect the periodicity of the census which is conducted every ten years.
In these circumstances, a fair market valuation using comparables is rarely available and cost-plus should provide a fair return to the service provider.
In these circumstances, it's best to go knowing the ins and outs of Civil Court, because there are important differences between it and Housing Court.
In these circumstances the Jesuits in Japan, whose religious mission was financially dependent on the continued success of the Portuguese monopoly of the Macao-Nagasaki silk trade, seized the opportunity to press their demands on Philip.