under certain circumstances

under certain circumstances

In certain situations. I let my kids sleep with me in my bedroom under certain circumstance, like if they've had a nightmare.

under certain circumstances

 and under certain conditions
Fig. depending on or influenced by something; because of something. Under certain conditions, you can see across the lake to the other side. Under certain circumstances, what you propose to do is all right.
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Nevertheless, as upon the good conduct of the harpooneers the success of a whaling voyage largely depends, and since in the American Fishery he is not only an important officer in the boat, but under certain circumstances (night watches on a whaling ground) the command of the ship's deck is also his; therefore the grand political maxim of the sea demands, that he should nominally live apart from the men before the mast, and be in some way distinguished as their professional superior; though always, by them, familiarly regarded as their social equal.
In the sea, under certain circumstances, seals have more than once been mistaken for men.
She led the way into a sort of parlor behind the "bar," placed writing materials on the table, looked at my companion as only one woman can look at another under certain circumstances, and left us by ourselves.
You may take my word for it that under certain circumstances Lucille would have no power to deny them anything.
There is a limit to the length of the inspection which a man can endure, under certain circumstances.
This capacity in bees of laying down under certain circumstances a rough wall in its proper place between two just-commenced cells, is important, as it bears on a fact, which seems at first quite subversive of the foregoing theory; namely, that the cells on the extreme margin of wasp-combs are sometimes strictly hexagonal; but I have not space here to enter on this subject.
I can even suppose it pleasant to spend half the year in the country, under certain circumstances, very pleasant.
In fact, when we say that they are "latent," we mean merely that they will exist under certain circumstances.
He could tell her certainly that a man does get desperate under certain circumstances.
They, being withered and undesirable, do not, under certain circumstances, object to unveiling.
Although extremely effective under certain circumstances, as the Vipers proved last week, the system has been disparaged by critics who assert the lethargic playing style it creates is the hockey equivalent of a filibuster.
For example, Michigan's single business tax lookback period is generally 48 months; under certain circumstances, Michigan will limit the lookback period to 36 months.
However, under certain circumstances, these products may be unnecessary for good health or they may even create unexpected risks.
A person called a volunteer can be deemed an employee under certain circumstances.
Under certain circumstances involving an acquisition by a person or group of 20 percent or more of ARIAD common stock or involving a 15 percent stockholder entering into certain transactions involving ARIAD, the Rights permit the holders (other than such person or group) to purchase ARIAD common stock at a 50 percent discount.