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. I attempted to direct Limping Lucy's attention to some less revolting object than my face.
"Yes," continued his eminence; "under certain circumstances, with that strong and shrewd mind your majesty possesses, aided by your friends, you were able to repel the attacks of that adversary."
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.
Memories, as mental facts, arise from time to time, but do not, so far as we can see, exist in any shape while they are "latent." In fact, when we say that they are "latent," we mean merely that they will exist under certain circumstances. If, then, there is to be some standing difference between the person who can remember a certain fact and the person who cannot, that standing difference must be, not in anything mental, but in the brain.
MANILA- A ruling by the Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) en banc has stressed revenue officials' discretionary power to abate a tax liability under certain circumstances.
Indeed, three-quarters of women surveyed supported the beating of wives and daughters under certain circumstances.
Finally, under certain circumstances at settlement, JPMorgan may be required to deliver additional shares of common stock to the company, or under certain circumstances, the company may be required to deliver shares of its common stock or may elect to make a cash payment to JPMorgan.
At settlement, under certain circumstances, the company may be entitled to receive additional shares of the company's common stock from Credit Suisse or, under certain circumstances, the Company may be required to deliver shares of common stock or to make a cash payment, at the company's election, to Credit Suisse.
301.7701-3(a) that would become a partnership if the option holder were treated as a partner) is treated as a partner under certain circumstances, which are called measurement events (preamble to T.D.
As part of the agreement related to Actavis' generic version of Ziana, it may introduce its generic product in July 2016, or earlier under certain circumstances. In conjunction with the agreement related to Actavis' generic version of Zyclara, it may launch its generic product on 1 January 2019, or earlier under certain circumstances.