adverse circumstance

adverse circumstance

noun disadvantage, plight, predicament, regrettable occurrence, unfavorable development, unfortunate situation
Associated concepts: contracts, impossibility
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as Mr Dennis swore) the greatest possible curse a civilised community could know, and militating more against the professional emoluments and usefulness of the great constitutional office he had the honour to hold, than any adverse circumstances that could present themselves to his imagination.
I bowed to him with that inexorable politeness which I first learned under the instructive fist of Gentleman Jones, and which no force of adverse circumstances has ever availed to mitigate in after life.
But let us join our hands before the altar as lovers whom adverse circumstances have separated through life, yet who meet again as they are leaving it, and find their earthly affection changed into something holy as religion.
You came into this world with the same dispositions, and you passed your younger days together surrounded by the same adverse circumstances.
Thus prepared to expect adverse circumstances, she had acquired the firmness necessary for acting under them.
Now, when he is in this state of mind, if some one gently comes to him and tells him that he is a fool and must get understanding, which can only be got by slaving for it, do you think that, under such adverse circumstances, he will be easily induced to listen?
Nicholas and the good-tempered man found so many things to talk about, that between conversing together, and cheering up the boys, the time passed with them as rapidly as it could, under such adverse circumstances.
While deterministic models cannot measure risk as well as stochastic models, what they do particularly well is to educate and motivate the consumer by showing with a high degree of specificity what a "normal expectation" might look like, then show what the impact of a specific adverse circumstance looks like.
In a six-page letter, Vanoli, who had been under pressure to resign, defended his brief 14-month tenure at the central bank and said he had taken the job under 'highly adverse circumstances.
Recalling that even in adverse circumstances, RSS founder K.
Addressing the Provincial Ministers and MPAs in a ceremony in Quetta, he said that despite adverse circumstances present government conducted local bodies' elections in the province.
as well as adverse circumstances -- a flood in 2008 -- closed down this Worcester plant.