It's like getting caught, not by a person, but by the circumstances of your actions.
And what Cynthia Byrne might have become in a different century, under different circumstances, without a David Dean beside her.
Under no circumstances should we ever personally get directly involved with a case.
His circumstances were different, and they both knew it.
Given the circumstances, she could forgive him.
I wish the circumstances were different.
He shook himself mentally to refocus on the dire circumstances before him but was unable to force the thought of Kiera from his mind.
His deposition has been ascribed to a formal act of the Witan, but this seems an antedating of constitutional methods and the circumstances point to a palace revolution.
The Swiss, owing to their peculiar geographical position and to certain political circumstances, early manifested independence in ecclesiastical matters, and became accustomed to the Statistics.
Under other circumstances, she might have enjoyed having the upper hand, but right now she didn't feel much like playing games.
As for Fred, he was downright ecstatic about a baby in his adopted family—hang the underlying circumstances of the blessed event.
Under the circumstances, maybe it was impossible to be gentle.
But the Cartesian theory, like the later speculations of Kant and Laplace, proposes to give a hypothetical explanation of the circumstances and motions which in the normal course of things led to the state of things required by the law of attraction.
I suppose letting someone into a guest's room is against a bunch of innkeeper laws but considering the circumstances, I'll stick my neck out.
"It depends on the state law and on the circumstances," she replied.
This idea, moreover, was conceived in circumstances that were to prepare the way for its realization.
Under the circumstances, Carmen didn't want to drive Alex's truck, so she accepted Josh and Lori's invitation to ride with them.
But the circumstances of the country at his accession were ill adapted for liberal developments.
Her circumstances were unique among all the humans he'd met, even if she wasn't the greatest mother he'd had.
That might explain why Carmen was content with so little, but some people brought up in those circumstances would be even more determined not to live that way.
It began to be recognized also that stereotyped punishments, such as belong to penal codes, fail to take due account of the particular condition of an offence and the character and circumstances of the offender.
Owing to the very rapid movement and the consequent increased rate of transmission of heat, the pipes and radiators may be reduced in size, in many circumstances a very desirable thing to achieve.
The change of fortune proved disastrous to many families, previously to all appearances in opulent circumstances, but by all classes alike their reverses were borne with the greatest bravery.
It is little wonder that, in these circumstances, the choice of a successor to Pellegrini, whose term of office expired in 1892, should have been felt to possess peculiar importance.
In these circumstances the state agreed to guarantee the interest on the capital, the sums it paid in this way being regarded as advances to be reimbursed in the future with interest at 4%.
In what sad circumstances we meet again!
Anna Mikhaylovna, though her circumstances had improved, was still living with the Rostovs.
What theory and science is possible about a matter the conditions and circumstances of which are unknown and cannot be defined, especially when the strength of the acting forces cannot be ascertained?
It was impossible not to retreat a day's march, and then in the same way it was impossible not to retreat another and a third day's march, and at last, on the first of September when the army drew near Moscow--despite the strength of the feeling that had arisen in all ranks--the force of circumstances compelled it to retire beyond Moscow.
He was convinced that he alone could maintain command of the army in these difficult circumstances, and that in all the world he alone could encounter the invincible Napoleon without fear, and he was horrified at the thought of the order he had to issue.
She knew that being thrown together again under such terrible circumstances they would again fall in love with one another, and that Nicholas would then not be able to marry Princess Mary as they would be within the prohibited degrees of affinity.
The buildings, begun under straitened circumstances, were more than simple.
The aim is excellent but in the present circumstances something else is needed.
A sinking man who clutches at another and drowns him; or a hungry mother exhausted by feeding her baby, who steals some food; or a man trained to discipline who on duty at the word of command kills a defenseless man-- seem less guilty, that is, less free and more subject to the law of necessity, to one who knows the circumstances in which these people were placed, and more free to one who does not know that the man was himself drowning, that the mother was hungry, that the soldier was in the ranks, and so on.
On these three considerations alone is based the conception of irresponsibility for crimes and the extenuating circumstances admitted by all legislative codes.
If he was in bed under the current circumstances, he must be sicker than he was letting on.
If he was in bed under the current circumstances, he must be sicker than he was letting on.
It was a foolish thing to say, given the circumstances, but she was up to her eyeballs with this lingering bad mood.
Circumstances had merely presented the perfect opportunity.
Mr. Dean, would you please discuss the circumstances of your injury in the line of duty?
I've wondered if it might have been Brandon, not Ralph who did the killing—or if the circumstances were far different than he related.
Forced into hiding by the circumstances of the past two weeks, Gabriel's yearning for his mate emerged stronger than ever at her passionate kisses and touch.
Sometimes I fear my mind may be going as I often pretend my circumstances are far different than they truly are.
She followed him to one of the stalls, trying to remember the circumstances of his rejected love.
They are the biggest thing out there, but actually, under the right circumstances, any animal can be dangerous.
Under different circumstances she would be openly encouraging his attention - the circumstances being, if Dad hadn't sent him.
Owing to certain circumstances in its past history, Geneva was notoriously immoral.
For the most part we allow only outlying and transient circumstances to make our occasions.
"Better circumstances this time around," Dustin said with a glance at her.
My circumstances are without solution and his life would be ruined if the world were to know the truth of our love.
His having encountered her in such exceptional circumstances, and his mother having at one time mentioned her to him as a good match, had drawn his particular attention to her.
Obviously in spite of himself, in very diverse circumstances, he repeatedly expressed his real thoughts with the bitter conviction that he would not be understood.
Considering the circumstances in which General Roca assumed office, it must be admitted that he showed great moderation and used the practically absolute power that he possessed to establish a strong central government, and to initiate a national policy, which aimed at furthering the prosperity and development of the whole country.
It was in these embarrassed and perilous circumstances that Cromwell summoned a new parliament in the summer of 1656.
The teachers at the Wright-Humason School were always planning how they might give the pupils every advantage that those who hear enjoy--how they might make much of few tendencies and passive memories in the cases of the little ones--and lead them out of the cramping circumstances in which their lives were set.
These questions were sometimes asked under circumstances which rendered them embarrassing, and I made up my mind that something must be done.
Know this, Masha: I can't reproach, have not reproached, and never shall reproach my wife with anything, and I cannot reproach myself with anything in regard to her; and that always will be so in whatever circumstances I may be placed.
But he also knew (or rather felt at the bottom of his heart) that by resigning himself now to the force of circumstances and to those who were guiding him, he was not only doing nothing wrong, but was doing something very important--more important than anything he had ever done in his life.
At that very time, in circumstances even more important than retreating without a battle, namely the evacuation and burning of Moscow, Rostopchin, who is usually represented as being the instigator of that event, acted in an altogether different manner from Kutuzov.
After the last two days spent in solitude and unusual circumstances, Pierre was in a state bordering on insanity.
Having crossed over, by a forced march, to the Tula road beyond the Pakhra, the Russian commanders intended to remain at Podolsk and had no thought of the Tarutino position; but innumerable circumstances and the reappearance of French troops who had for a time lost touch with the Russians, and projects of giving battle, and above all the abundance of provisions in Kaluga province, obliged our army to turn still more to the south and to cross from the Tula to the Kaluga road and go to Tarutino, which was between the roads along which those supplies lay.
That flank march might not only have failed to give any advantage to the Russian army, but might in other circumstances have led to its destruction.
Schemes and devices for which he never rightly accounted to himself, but which formed the whole interest of his life, were constantly shaping themselves in his mind, arising from the circumstances and persons he met.
The day after her party the governor's wife came to see Malvintseva and, after discussing her plan with the aunt, remarked that though under present circumstances a formal betrothal was, of course, not to be thought of, all the same the young people might be brought together and could get to know one another.
All the views he formed of men and circumstances at this time remained true for him always.