Definition of under (or in) the circumstances in US English:

under (or in) the circumstances

phrase

  • Given the difficult nature of the situation.

    ‘she had every right to be angry under the circumstances’
    • ‘The ground held up very well under the circumstances but footing was difficult and the ball was extremely greasy.’
    • ‘I think we have to go ahead and do the best we can under the circumstances.’
    • ‘This request by the Prime Minister's office would therefore seem excessive under the circumstances.’
    • ‘I personally would find it difficult to maintain a detached tone under the circumstances.’
    • ‘Next comes the question of whether this really could have been pulled off at all under the circumstances.’
    • ‘It's an excellent gesture, particularly under the circumstances.’
    • ‘Otherwise it is difficult to discuss anything under the circumstances.’
    • ‘You couldn't have asked for a happier ending under the circumstances, and it's all true.’
    • ‘Yet, something about his nature seemed odd under the circumstances.’
    • ‘She was deemed to have used reasonable force under the circumstances.’