One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Never, whatever the situation is or might be.‘under no circumstances may the child be identified’
- ‘We want to remind the public under no circumstances should anyone enter the fenced-off land.’
- ‘And remember - there is to be no short selling unless normal investors want to buy, and under no circumstances should you go short if you think the market might fall.’
- ‘So, under no circumstances will there be subsidies?’
- ‘And the thing that was in my mind was that Greece, under no circumstances whatsoever, should end up in civil war.’
- ‘I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my country.’
- ‘But under no circumstances should you keep quiet.’
- ‘It can help, definitely, but under no circumstances would we ever say it would cure something.’
- ‘However, under no circumstances will we transmit a piece of evidence if it could be used to back up a death sentence.’
- ‘So you're basically saying under no circumstances would you either seek or accept the vice presidential nomination?’
- ‘You later apologise for losing your temper, but are then given a written warning and told that under no circumstances must you act the same way again.’
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