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His intense longing for privacy was understandable in the circumstances.

Hi,
Is it correct and the same to say the followings instead of the above? Thanks.

His strong longing ... under the circumstances.
... in/under the conditions.
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In or under the circumstances. Conditions does not work here.
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Thanks, Mister.
This is really a tricky problem. I have come across this many times but I still have trouble distinguish the two words.
Could you shed more light on the reason that "under the conditions" doesn't work? Thanks again in advance.
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'Conditions' seems to ask for some sort of elucidation, e.g. 'under the conditions of the trial', ' in the conditions he had to endure'.
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Mister Micawber.
'Conditions' seems to ask for some sort of elucidation, e.g. 'under the conditions of the trial', ' in the conditions he had to endure'.
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Thanks, Mister.

But there is a question that's lingering on my mind, and I can't help but ask you about it. That is, why doesn't "under/in the circumstances" have to be followed by "of the trial ... etc?" This is extremely confusing!!!
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Differences in collocation. That's just the way I see it as a native speaker. Others may give you a different opinion.
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