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The two events coincided
  correspond or agree — especially to correspond in time or place
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Strongly Associated with:   coincident, coincidence
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  • The two events coincided
  • The publication of the book will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the event.
  • The interests of our countries coincide.
  • I could not be happy with a man whose taste did not in every point coincide with my own.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility

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  • Time passes, and gradually our breathing begins to coincide just as it did this morning.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • Recorded history’s version does not coincide with the truth, but these are the facts, because they were passed down by word of mouth through the years, and every Maycombian knows them.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • Walter’s release coincided with increased media interest in the death penalty, triggered by the increasing pace of executions.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • This of course coincided with something of a life crisis, and also my first go-round with Liv, and I can tell you she was a monster then, not like now.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • As this coincided with the RoyalThomian cricket match, we would collect them and throw them into the stands full of Royal students.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • "I am honored," he began, "that my coronation coincides with our most revered holiday.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder

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  • And sometimes, when their breaks coincided, they’d get into his car and kiss until the windows steamed up.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event
  • Story coincides with what we know.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • The attention paid to the team as a result of their victory coincided with a backlash against immigrants in Arizona.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • The Friday happened to coincide with the last day of my endurance test in the river, the terrible week of cold along the coast.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • And with his stopwatch in his hand corrected to the astronomical clock in the shop, Father conceded that the first stroke of the English clock time after time coincided with the hour.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Bronek’s career at Auschwitz coincided with the history of the camp itself.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • This absurd thought coincided unfortunately with my dawning realization that the young man was not completely exhausted after all.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • You stayed two nights, coinciding with the Voskuhl murders.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • I felt like the centre of a small circle coinciding with the centre of a much larger one.
    Yann Martel  --  Life of Pi
  • Undoubtedly, she had noticed that my appearances always coincided with her husband’s absences, but she never let on.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • Winston’s working week was sixty hours, Julia’s was even longer, and their free days varied according to the pressure of work and did not often coincide.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • There we’ll keep our hands busy in a new, independent nation, whose hopes coincide with our own.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The symbology and text don’t seem to coincide.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • McKusick’s research on the Lacks family coincided with the beginning of a new era of genetic research, in which the concept of risk to patients would change completely.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • I had hoped that our sentiments coincided in every particular, but I must so far differ from you as to think our two youngest daughters uncommonly foolish.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1942 Dearest Kitty, Hanukkah and St. Nicholas Day nearly coincided this year; they were only one day apart.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • Phineas bought things only on impulse and only when he had the money, and since the two states rarely coincided his purchases were few and strange.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Thought fitted thought; opinion met opinion: we coincided, in short, perfectly.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • His plans were suddenly brought to a head by his knowledge that Sir Charles was about to leave the Hall on the advice of Dr. Mortimer, with whose opinion he himself pretended to coincide.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • If Ender isn’t the one, if his peak of military brilliance does not coincide with the arrival of our fleets at the bugger homeworlds, then it doesn’t really matter what our training method is or isn’t.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Ender’s Game
  • A wise choice indeed, because it coincided with the instant Mulch decided to launch his earthen offensive.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • Whenever lack of food coincided with Ron’s turn to wear the Horcrux, he became downright unpleasant.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • December twenty-fifth, my friends, is the ancient pagan holiday of sol invictus-Unconquered Sun-coinciding with the winter solstice.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • He’s got a legion of demons working on his cage, and he’s timing his release to coincide with your waking Ra.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • It is only with their mind that I can deal and only for my own self interest, when they see that my interest coincides with theirs.
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • I cursed the luck that had timed my arrival in the hotel cafeteria to coincide with Hilda’s.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar
  • I fancy the first stage of your derangement coincides with your leaving the university.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • END OF THE BRIGAND The conclusion of Marius’ classical studies coincided with M. Gillenormand’s departure from society.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • It coincided with a desire to leave Africa; the salary was excellent; Muldoon had taken it on for a year.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • In no city did these two briefings coincide.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • So when he received Dick’s invitation, and realized that the date Dick proposed for his coming to Kansas more or less coincided with the time of Willie-Jay’s release, he knew what he must do.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • The deranged needles would mark contradictory directions as we approached the southern magnetic pole, which doesn’t coincide with the South Pole proper.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • There was an astronomer, who had undertaken to place a sun-dial upon the great weathercock on the town-house, by adjusting the annual and diurnal motions of the earth and sun, so as to answer and coincide with all accidental turnings of the wind.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • I therefore endeavored to instil hope and courage into his mind, in order that he might dare to engage in a vocation so anomalous and responsible for a person in his situation; and I was seconded in this effort by warm-hearted friends, especially by the late General Agent of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society, Mr. JOHN A. COLLINS, whose judgment in this instance entirely coincided with my own.
    Frederick Douglass  --  The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  • I could not be happy with a man whose taste did not in every point coincide with my own.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Burton knew that death coincided with blood clotting.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • He wished he could repudiate Murtagh’s claim, but everything Murtagh had said about his mother-their mother-coincided with the few things Eragon knew about her: Selena left Carvahall twenty-some years ago, returned once to give birth to Eragon, and was never seen again.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • Part of the immense satisfaction of the Christian story is that the two great celebrations, Christmas and Easter, coincide with dates of great seasonal anxiety.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The others coincided.
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • "That my wish coincides with your own," she finished quickly, exasperated at his talking so slowly while she knew beforehand all he would say.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
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Associated words [difficulty]:   coincide [3] , coincident [7] , coincidence [1]
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