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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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For the solution of the question of free will or inevitability, history has this advantage over other branches of knowledge in which the question is dealt with, that for history this question does not refer to the essence of man's free will but its manifestation in the past and under certain conditions.
No," replied Barbicane; "if it was so, under certain conditions of the moon, these ridges would cast shadows, and they do not cast any.
For under certain conditions it is necessary that either the one or the other should form part of the constitution of every appropriate subject.
On one side of me was the tawny sea, changing under certain conditions of the weather to a dull pearl-gray.
But that also was not, under certain conditions, an unforgivable thing.
Edmund would be forgiven for being a clergyman, it seemed, under certain conditions of wealth; and this, she suspected, was all the conquest of prejudice which he was so ready to congratulate himself upon.
Crime, which, under certain conditions, may seem to have created Individualism, must take cognisance of other people and interfere with them.
His object was to realise his own perfection as an artist, under certain conditions, and in certain forms of Art.
But, in his disordered fancy, the idea had assumed a more daring character, and trespassed, under certain conditions, upon the kingdom of inorganization.
It is retarded under certain conditions, none of which, however, appear to have been present in this case.
I beg you to consider this large legacy as intended, under certain conditions,to be given by you to your nephew George.
Bishops in some places allowed divorce and remarriage under certain conditions.
said Thursday that under certain conditions, users of its Nightshot-equipped Handycam video cameras can peep through light-colored, thin clothing and even bathing suits.
So the fact that bacterial colonies arrange themselves in snowflakelike clusters under certain conditions isn't particularly startling.
4 shares per $1,000 Debenture, subject to adjustment under certain conditions.