adverse circumstance

adverse circumstance

noun disadvantage, plight, predicament, regrettable occurrence, unfavorable development, unfortunate situation
Associated concepts: contracts, impossibility
References in classic literature ?
On re-embarking they were furnished with an ample supply of provisions by the kindness of Lieutenant Brownson, and performed the rest of their voyage without adverse circumstance. On the 30th of April they arrived in perfect health and fine spirits at St.
(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. What you have overcome in yourself, can you not overcome in him?
I started, or rather (for like other defaulters, I like to lay half the blame on ill fortune and adverse circumstances) was thrust on to a wrong tack at the age of one-and- twenty, and have never recovered the right course since: but I might have been very different; I might have been as good as you-- wiser--almost as stainless.
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.
The growth of love, my dear girl, is, in one respect, unlike all other growths -- it flourishes under adverse circumstances. Our first course of action is to make Mr.
The main adverse circumstance in which this phenomenon can be easily observed is in extremes of cold, where circulation to the extremities--hands, feet noses and ears--closes down, sometimes completely.
He said even in the adverse circumstance we have never criticized the judiciary.