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Edward Holden he may as well be, if your shallow pates will not be clogged with too many circumstantials.
Clarissa Harlowe 2006
They stick right to the truth, they're logical, and we have to be truthful and logical about the decisions that we make and the choices that we make, and to add more pain to a family that might be suffering by giving hope is cruel and unnecessary, if you're only aware of it, but certain circumstantials -- some certain circumstances sometimes say that you have a right to have hope.
The former, in relation to a thing as being in the number of entities; (2.) the latter, in reference to something inherng in a thing, being present with it or one of its circumstantials -- or in reference to a thing as producing something else, or as being produced by some other -- and if there be any other affections and relations of things among themselves.
The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 1 1560-1609 1956
This government allows no execution of any part thereof, neither in substantials, nor circumstantials, but according to the particular, or at least, the general rules of Scripture respectively.
It is at least very rash, if not presumptuous, to say, that nothing about the circumstantials of religion will be inquired into at the tribunal of
This made her vainly imagine that there was no positive proof against her, and that circumstantials only would not convict her.
After drawing the distinction between fundamentals, which may not be shaken, and circumstantials, which it is in the power of Parliament to alter and modify, he continues: --
They cannot judge in any cause prudently and conscientiously, till they have complete knowledge and information of both the substantials and circumstantials of all those cases that are brought before them; they must not judge blindly, or by an implicit faith, &c., but by their own light.
Prudentials, according to general rules of Scripture, may be of use in circumstantials, but will bare prudentials in substantials also satisfy either our God, our covenant, our consciences, or our end in this great work of reformation?
It is an opinion too common, that if we believe the _essentials_ of religion, there is no occasion for so much preciseness about the forms of church government, which are only _circumstantials_, as there will be no inquiry made about these at the tribunal of Christ.