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Circumstantiality

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Circumstantiality The state, characteristic, or quality of being circumstantial; particularity or minuteness of detail. "I will endeavor to describe with sufficient circumstantiality ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n circumstantiality The quality of being circumstantial; minuteness; fullness of detail: as, the circumstantiality of a story or description.
    • n circumstantiality A circumstance; a particular detail.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Circumstantiality the quality of being circumstantial: minuteness in details: a detail
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. stans, stantis, standing—stāre, to stand.

Usage

In literature:

The tale which he told was circumstantial, but it was hotly denied by his infuriated parent.
"The Treasury of Ancient Egypt" by Arthur E. P. B. Weigall
This I would regard as a typical instance of the value of a chain of good circumstantial evidence, with no essential link lacking.
"One Third Off" by Irvin S. Cobb
The chain of circumstantial evidence against his nephew was very strong.
"Winter Evening Tales" by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
Wimp was at his greatest in collecting circumstantial evidence; in putting two and two together to make five.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
Hector is mourned, and the manner of his funeral, circumstantially described, concludes the poem.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
They give you "the lie circumstantial" or none at all.
"Four Months Besieged" by H. H. S. Pearse
That, I say, is the natural and obvious teaching of the circumstantial evidence contained in the stratified rocks.
"Lectures and Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
He gave a circumstantial account of his father's death, and said that he, as well as his mother and sister, were mourning for him.
"Celebrated Claimants from Perkin Warbeck to Arthur Orton" by Anonymous
But justice demanded more circumstantial information, and the Podesta decided to work upon the two men already in his clutches.
"Renaissance in Italy, Volumes 1 and 2" by John Addington Symonds
Cock Robin's breast was red the next morning, and on this circumstantial evidence Polly accused him.
"The Fat of the Land" by John Williams Streeter
It's a case of circumstantial evidence.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
Of the proceedings of this expedition, the following is a succinct and circumstantial narrative.
"History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. I." by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
No link in the chain of circumstantial evidence seemed wanting to convict him.
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
A Central Asiatic source for Sumerian culture has also been urged of late with much circumstantial detail.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
I can find no circumstantial report on this important matter anywhere.
"Mrs. Piper & the Society for Psychical Research" by Michael Sage
Williams sincerely repented the circumstantial disclosure he had made.
"The Loyalists, Vol. 1-3" by Jane West
I've studied logic and argument and I ought to know better than to depend on circumstantial evidence.
"Betty Wales Senior" by Margaret Warde
Those few words, I was convinced, would tell more against me than the most circumstantial narrative.
"My Friend Smith" by Talbot Baines Reed
Circumstantial evidence seems to establish the fact that you have engaged in a pugilistic encounter.
"Dr. Jolliffe's Boys" by Lewis Hough
It was a most convincing chain of circumstantial evidence.
"The Four Pools Mystery" by Jean Webster
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In news:

Workers' Compensation — Intentional Tort — Circumstantial Evidence.
Anthrax Evidence Called Mostly Circumstantial .
Workers' Compensation — Intentional Tort — Circumstantial Evidence .
"Circumstantial evidence is not enough".
The evidence against Robert Dewey was circumstantial.
Ulcerative colitis has been suggested to be caused by infection and there is circumstantial evidence linking Escherichia coli with the condition.
In a sworn affidavit, Schenter, who declined to comment to the Weekly, claimed the latter, and circumstantial evidence backs him up.
Accused of first degree murder of her two year old daughter, Casey is facing a mountain of circumstantial evidence.
The circumstantial evidence all points to the Mossad, and the result is a diplomatic nightmare for the Jewish state.
But defense says case against U-M student is circumstantial.
Rockstar is being hush-hush about the launch of Grand Theft Auto 5, even as mounting circumstantial evidence points to a spring release.
"The one hold out was me, and, I was concerned about the hearsay evidence and circumstantial evidence, and I needed more time to think about it," Ron Supalo, juror, said.
A strand of hair consistent with that of David Hunt found on Riggins' sweater at the murder scene is among the circumstantial evidence "that points toward innocence, " Assistant Public Defender Ken Schaller said.
Circumstantial evidence is prompting District Court Judge Robert Hentchel to send Antonio Lewis to trial for the murder of Ivory Shaver III.
Much of it was circumstantial.
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In science:

However, there is important circumstantial support from numerical simulations of magnetic draping, which show that magnetic fields are amplified and more ordered in the wake of moving subhalos or bubbles (Ruszkowski et al. 2007; Asai et al. 2007; Dursi & Pfrommer 2008; O’Neill et al. 2009).
Could AGN Outbursts Transform Cool Core Clusters?
The fact that these quantitative results arise directly from the hypothesis of Vro t = ARα for the annular disc provides considerable circumstantial support for the hypothesis.
A refined Tully-Fisher relationship and a new scaling law for galaxy discs
However, the context is different and a circumstantial comparison is not straightforward.
Generic expansions of countable models
These results give a circumstantial support for cosmic censorship conjecture .
Gravitational waves from spinning black hole-neutron star binaries: dependence on black hole spins and on neutron star equations of state
Circumstantial evidence for the latter is provided by the observed ordered distribution of baryonic mass in the luminositylinewidth diagram.
The faint end of the Tully-Fisher relation
As to the origin of the soft component there is a circumstantial evidence of the high-energy tail of an electron distribution, which radiates via synchrotron process.
Gamma-ray bursts, BL Lacs, Supernovae, and Interacting Galaxies
There is good circumstantial evidence, and even stronger theoretical expectation that the jet power derives from close to the black hole.
Probing the Physics of AGN: A Summary
Given the vagaries of small-number statistics, these estimates agree with each other, and with circumstantial evidence such as the estimated population of progenitor stars or the neutron-star formation rate.
Physics with Supernovae
Are there any dynamical circumstances that should preclude an object from being considered a planet in the circumstantial arena? As we did for increasing mass, we search for natural dynamical transition points, and find only three.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
It has become apparent during recent announcements of “images of exoplanets” ( that circumstantial arguments are causing some scientists to reject the objects’ planetary status.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
Similarly, I don’t much care for circumstantial definitions. I view them as just that, and not related to a fundamental class of astrophysical object.
Planetesimals To Brown Dwarfs: What is a Planet?
While this might take us back into the land of circumstantial evidence, the key will be obtaining large numbers of ob jects with characteristic ascribed to a given merger event or planetary interaction type.
The Origin and Shaping of Planetary Nebulae: Putting the Binary Hypothesis to the Test
Perhaps individually none of the above points convince, but together they cumulate into what the cour ts call circumstantial evidence.
The emergence of the physical world from information processing
In this paper, we review circumstantial evidence for starplanet interaction as revealed by the photospheric magnetic activity in some of the CoRoT planet-hosting stars, notably CoRoT-2, 4, and 6.
Searching for star-planet magnetic interaction in CoRoT observations
In addition the fact that space (whose curvature is determined by the energy density) at extreme scales is essentially flat represents another circumstantial evidence (although not compelling) in favour of the present proposal, as it will be also illustrated in par.
Speakable and unspeakable in cosmology: dark matter vs. gravitational self energies. Hubble's constant, the cosmological term and all that
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