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circumstance detail: “it must with circumstance be spoken,” THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA, iii. 2. 36 ( “with the addition of such incidental particulars as may induce belief,” JOHNSON) ; “With circumstance and oaths,” THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, v. 1. 16 ; “To wind about my love with circumstance,” THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, i. 1. 154 ; “Cuts off more circumstance,” KING JOHN, ii. 1. 77 ; “By circumstance, but to acquit myself,” RICHARD III., i. 2. 77 ; “Who in his circumstance” TROILUS AND CRESSIDA, iii. 3. 114 ( “in the detail or circumduction of his argument,” JOHNSON) ; “without more circumstance at all,” HAMLET, i. 5. 127 ; “a bombast circumstance,” OTHELLO, i. 1. 13.

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    • William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, 1.5
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    • William Shakespeare, King John, 2.1
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