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Definition a situation where two things happened at the same time or in the same way by chance even though it was unlikely

(for example, if two students in the same class met by accident while visiting 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 situation where things happened at the same time by chance even though it was unlikely
  • It was a fortunate coincidence that we ran into each other at Starbucks.
  • coincidence = a situation where things happened at the same time by chance even though it was unlikely
  • The detective said she doesn't believe in coincidence.
  • coincidence = a situation where things happen at the same time or in the same manner by unlikely chance rather than because they are arranged or related
  • It's a curious coincidence that you should get a new iPad just when John's was stolen.
  • coincidence = a situation where things happened at the same time by chance even though it was unlikely
  • She didn't think it a coincidence that she got well after he prayed for her.
  • coincidence = a situation where things happened at the same time by chance even though it was unlikely
  • It was too much of a coincidence to be a mere accident.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • coincidence = a situation where things happened at the same time by chance even though it was unlikely
  • It was probably just a coincidence.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire's Assistant
  • coincidence = a situation where things happened at the same time by chance even though it was unlikely
  • 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 two things happened the same by chance even though it was unlikely
  • 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 two things happened at the same time or in the same way by chance even though it was unlikely
  • It was more than a coincidence.
    Louis Sachar  --  Holes
  • coincidence = a situation where things happened at the same time by chance even though it was unlikely
  • 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 two things happened at the same time or in the same way by chance even though it was unlikely
  • But it was a coincidence that the cop had spoken to her right after she'd seen them, right?
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • The coincidence struck me as too awful and inexplicable to be communicated or discussed.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • You think that's a coincidence?
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • "Well," Luke says, leaning his forehead against mine and smiling, "isn't that a coincidence."
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • 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

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