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Definition a chance occurrence that seems like it was arranged

(for example, if two students in the same class met by accident while on vacation in another country)

Much more rarely coincidence can refer to things coinciding (occurring or operating at the same place or time). For example
  • the coincidence of a target and cross hairs
  • the coincidence of entangled particles in quantum physics
  • It was a pure coincidence that both got sick the same weekend.
coincidence = a state where the cause of events was accidental rather than related
  • It was a fortunate coincidence that we ran into each other at Starbucks.
  • coincidence = a chance occurrence that seems like it was arranged

    (for example, if two students in the same class met by accident while on vacation in another country)
  • The detective said she doesn't believe in coincidence.
  • It's a curious coincidence that you should get a new iPad just when John's was stolen.
  • he waited for the coincidence of the target and the cross hairs
  • She didn't think it a coincidence that she got well after he prayed for her.
  • It was too much of a coincidence to be a mere accident.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • coincidence = an event that seemed arranged although it was really accidental
  • It was probably just a coincidence.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire's Assistant
  • coincidence = a situation where the cause of events seems related or arranged, but is not
  • It would still be an incredible coincidence for another person to have stabbed the father with the same kind of knife.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • coincidence = a situation where the cause of events seems related or arranged, but is not
  • Built up a nightmare of superstition and fantasy all because of the coincidence of two deaths!
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • coincidence = a chance occurrence that seems like it was arranged
  • Life's all coincidence.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • coincidence = chance (a situation where the cause of events seems related or arranged, but is not)
  • That's what makes it such a remarkable coincidence, don't you see?
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • coincidence = a situation where the cause of events seems related or arranged, but is not
  • Lombard said grimly: "Oh, no, it isn't coincidence!"
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • It can't be coincidence?
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • It would be too much of a coincidence to combine the two.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • coincidence = a situation where the cause of events seems related or arranged, but is not
  • ...the coincidence of our being together on the coach, was sufficiently strange to fill me with a dread...
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • But it was a coincidence that the cop had spoken to her right after she'd seen them, right?
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • But then, call it coincidence, call it plot, the man's gun went off again in the distance, and I realized he was in the orange grove hunting.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • You think that's a coincidence?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • The coincidence struck me as too awful and inexplicable to be communicated or discussed.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre

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