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circumstantial




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circumstantial
     1. adj. Pertaining to or dependent on circumstances, especially as opposed to essentials, incidental, not essential.
     2. adj. Abounding with circumstances, detailing or exhibiting all the circumstances, minute, particular.
     3. adj. Full of circumstance or pomp, ceremonial.
     4. n. Something incidental to the main subject, but of less importance, opposed to an essential, -- generally in the plural, as, the circumstantials of religion.

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No one can be sure, the circumstantial evidence is compelling. 

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