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Word: coincidence

Definition: the chance occurrence, at the same time, of two or more seemingly connected events; V. coincide: happen at the same time; be in agreement; CF. coincident; CF. coincidental


Sentences Containing 'coincidence'

``That's a coincidence, too,''the guard mused,``for I made the same of it myself.''
He had known the last witness seven or eight years; that was merely a coincidence.
He didn't call it a particularly curious coincidence; most coincidences were curious.
Neither did he call it a curious coincidence that true patriotism was his only motive too.
His sisters'uneasiness had been equally excited with my own; our coincidence of feeling was soon discovered, and, alike sensible that no time was to be lost in detaching their brother, we shortly resolved on joining him directly in London.
When I had mapped the pond by the scale of ten rods to an inch, and put down the soundings, more than a hundred in all, I observed this remarkable coincidence.
Only what is thought, said, or done at a certain rare coincidence is good.
Danglars comprehended the full extent of the wretched fate that overwhelmed Dantes; and, when Napoleon returned to France, he, after the manner of mediocre minds, termed the coincidence,``a decree of Providence.''
Inquiry was made, and it was ascertained that, by a strange coincidence, this carriage contained the corpse of the Marquis de Saint Meran, and that those who had come thinking to attend one funeral would follow two.
And it is now well known that he attributes this coincidence to descent with modification.
Had this mimicry occurred in only one or two instances, it might have been passed over as a strange coincidence.
I could not disguise from myself, or from the waiter, that this was an uncomfortable coincidence, and inquired how it was done.
'It is really,' returned my host, 'quite a coincidence, that Traddles should be here at all: as Traddles was only invited this morning, when the place at table, intended to be occupied by Mrs. Henry Spiker's brother, became vacant, in consequence of his indisposition.

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