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coincidence
used in David Copperfield

4 uses
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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)
  • Here was a coincidence!
    Chapters 1-3 (79% in)
  • I could not disguise from myself, or from the waiter, that this was an uncomfortable coincidence, and inquired how it was done.
    Chapters 4-6 (55% in)
  • 'It's a curious coincidence,' said I. '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.
    Chapters 25-27 (18% in)
  • 'It's a curious coincidence,' said I. '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.
    Chapters 25-27 (18% in)

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