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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'

And it is now well known that he attributes this coincidence to descent with modification.
Anthony presents himself as the missing Prince Nicholas, who had spread the rumours of his own death in the Congo and through coincidence was led into this adventure.
Besides barter, other kinds of in-kind transactions also suffer from the coincidence of wants problem in the absence of money.
By coincidence (or perhaps, by a miracle), as a grave was being dug for Jacob, the bones of Sarah were found.
By coincidence volunteers were clearing that lot and GEBP helped the group for a few minutes carry out invasive weeds.
By coincidence, she's picked up by a time travel device being used by archaeologists in the distant future, the Trans-Temporal Authority.
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.''
During interrogation, he persuaded them that it was all just a coincidence and that he had actually compiled the puzzles months earlier.
During the later years Wei Gu sought to find a possible match for his children but by coincidence, no marriage was put to order.
Ebsen shares the interesting coincidence of being one of four Illinois-born nonagenarians to have died a Hollywood legend from the Golden Age in the first decade of the 21st century.
Funazaki considered "these resemble points has possibility of coincidence," so he contacted Shogakukan.
Had this mimicry occurred in only one or two instances, it might have been passed over as a strange coincidence.
He believes that she intentionally travelled to Malaga to see Prem and does not believe that it was a coincidence.
He didn't call it a particularly curious coincidence; most coincidences were curious.
He had known the last witness seven or eight years; that was merely a coincidence.
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.
I could not disguise from myself, or from the waiter, that this was an uncomfortable coincidence, and inquired how it was done.
In a strange coincidence, Jesse looks almost exactly like Jacob.
In a strange coincidence, Quest coined the term “Hamster style”, which refers to the reverse set up.
In a strange coincidence, the Gillingham keeper he scored past, Vince Bartram, had also been the best man at Dickov's wedding.
In light of this rivalry, it is perhaps no coincidence that Justinian too, when he beheld the completed Hagia Sophia, is said to have cried out: "Solomon, I have surpassed thee."
In the absence of money, all of these transactions suffer from the basic problem of barter – they require an improbable coincidence of wants and events.
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.
It glories in brooding vengeance, fatal flaws of character, coincidence and deep morality.
It is coincidence that her and BloodRayne look so similar.
It is no coincidence that both you and Ernst Zündel usually celebrate your birthdays on April 20, Hitler's Birthday.
It is no coincidence that many of the related standards come under the OMG banner.
It is no coincidence that most of the Canadian Free Speech League annual awards ceremonies have been held as close to that date as possible."
It is no coincidence, therefore, that attempts in the United States to define a common "American cultural legacy" tend to neglect the cultures of ethnic minority groups.
It is not a coincidence that the latter has been recently on air more often.
It is not really known if it was a coincidence or if Dawe picked up the words from talk amongst students who were children of military families.
Johan on Labrador Records suggested the same title without having heard me mentioning the idea, so that was a coincidence too good not to pursue.
Juan suspects that he is being scammed, as it's a remarkable coincidence that Marcos needs just the amount that Juan has saved up; but as the $50,000 is not enough to help his father, he reluctantly agrees.
Neither did he call it a curious coincidence that true patriotism was his only motive too.
Not by coincidence, motif 1b is heard in the 4th, 5th, and 6th quarter note beats of measure 14 (B-D-E).
Only what is thought, said, or done at a certain rare coincidence is good.
Probably as a result of coincidence, while it has elected five government MPs, all but three of its members have spent some time in opposition.
Saltas told the "Tribune" that the timing was "just an ironic coincidence."
The analysis revealed it was a nail, probably Roman, that had been in the ground immediately under the grave by coincidence and had nothing to do with the body.
The coincidence of wants problem (often "double coincidence of wants") is an important category of transaction costs that impose severe limitations on economies lacking money and thus dominated by barter or other in-kind transactions.
The frequency coincidence (or "resonance") can lead to greatly enhanced intensity of the Raman spectra which facilitates the study of small samples.
The inquiry, which also included MI5, concluded that it was just a remarkable coincidence that the word had appeared so soon before the raid.
The kappa index of coincidence measures the degree of organization or randomness of a sequence.
The other three actors who shared this coincidence were Eddie Albert, Karl Malden and U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
The term 'double coincidence of wants' was coined by William Stanley Jevons.
Then, by coincidence, a U-boat was reported sunk off Ireland.
This is the same mathematical coincidence as formula_7, which is the source of the ambiguity of the prefixes kilo-, mega-, etc. in a computing context.
Those of the "Aberdare" group were originally named after coastal towns, watering places and fishing ports, some of which happened to be hunts by coincidence.
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.
``That's a coincidence, too,''the guard mused,``for I made the same of it myself.''

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