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coincident


a series of coincident events
  occurring or operating at the same time or place
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Strongly Associated with:   coincide, coincidence
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In the form, coincidentally and coincidence, the word sometimes implies that although two events happened at the same time, they were not caused by the same factor and one did not cause the other.
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  • a series of coincident events
  • The government numbers are often lagging indicators rather than coincident indicators.
    Michael Holland
  • Then I felt Emma nudge me, and we retreated through the doorway and up the ladder, and when we broke the surface again the first thing I saw was the great bold stripe of the Milky Way painted across the heavens, and it occurred to me that together the fish and the stars formed a complete system, coincident parts of some ancient and mysterious whole.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • It was plainly not chance that the huge "resettlements" from the Warsaw ghetto which occurred in July and August of 1942, and which left that quarter a ghostly shell, were coincident with the establishment of the bucolic hideaway of Treblinka and its gas chambers.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • On each soft side—coincident with the parted swell, that but once leaving him, then flowed so wide away—on each bright side, the whale shed off enticings.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • What a sorrowful act must that be—the covering up of wells! coincident with the opening of wells of tears.
    Henry David Thoreau  --  Walden
  • The deeper we delve in search of these causes the more of them we find; and each separate cause or whole series of causes appears to us equally valid in itself and equally false by its insignificance compared to the magnitude of the events, and by its impotence—apart from the cooperation of all the other coincident causes—to occasion the event.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It’s a coincident he’s named the same as the preacher.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Whatever the origin of her walks on the Budmouth Road, her return from those walks was often coincident with Farfrae’s emergence from Corn Street for a twenty minutes’ blow on that rather windy highway—just to winnow the seeds and chaff out of him before sitting down to tea, as he said.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • …from the back gallery until I came down; oh I told you he had not thought of it until that moment, that prolonged moment which contained the distance between the house and wherever it was he had been standing when he thought of it and this too coincident it was the very day on which he knew definitely and at last exactly bow much of his hundred square miles be would be able to save and keep and call his own on the day when be would have to die, that no matter what happened to him now,…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!

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  • And in this instance, the mind of Clyde might well have been compared to a small and routed army in full flight before a major one, yet at various times in its precipitate departure, pausing for a moment to meditate on some way of escaping complete destruction and in the coincident panic of such a state, resorting to the weirdest and most haphazard of schemes of escaping from an impending and yet wholly unescapable fate.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • …with this rare combination of elements both solid and attractive, adapted to supply aid in graver labors and to cast a charm over vacant hours; and but for the event of my introduction to you (which, let me again say, I trust not to be superficially coincident with foreshadowing needs, but providentially related thereto as stages towards the completion of a life’s plan), I should presumably have gone on to the last without any attempt to lighten my solitariness by a matrimonial union.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Poetry and prudence should be coincident.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • The little uplift of mood, coincident with the rifling of Riggs’s person, had not worn over to this evening camp.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • Why do you think great leaders and great orations are coincident with wars, revolutions, and the founding or ending of governments and states?
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • From that hour, it seemed, Lassiter was always in the saddle, riding early and late, and coincident with his part in Jane’s affairs the days assumed their old tranquillity.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • The string of murders had ended at about the same time he’d been deployed for his second tour in the Middle East, just coincidently the same time that Phil Switzer had been arrested.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan’s Daughters
  • Wherever THESE can with propriety be confided, the coincident powers may safely accompany them.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Narrative, however, has two kinds of time: first, its own real time, which like musical time defines its movement and presentation; and second, the time of its contents, which has a perspective quality that can vary widely, from a story in which the narrative’s imaginary time is almost, or indeed totally coincident with its musical time, to one in which it stretches out over light-years.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • However that might be, it is certain that shortly after the accident referred to, which was coincident with the arrival of an awakening Methodist preacher at Treddleston, a great change had been observed in the brickmaker; and though he was still known in the neighbourhood by his old sobriquet of "Brimstone," there was nothing he held in so much horror as any further transactions with that evil-smelling element.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • "You will observe," said Holmes, laying down the volume, "that the sudden breaking up of the society was coincident with the disappearance of Openshaw from America with their papers.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • Coincidently, the baby was born and died on Sissy’s fifteenth birthday.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • And this is a coincident-his name is Bevel!
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • Ain’t that a coincident, though?
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
  • There is, perhaps, nothing more likely to disturb the tranquillity of nations than their being bound to mutual contributions for any common object that does not yield an equal and coincident benefit.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • Coincident with this disappearance Jane’s gardeners and workers in the alfalfa fields and stable men quit her, not even asking for their wages.
    Zane Grey  --  Riders of the Purple Sage
  • Why ain’t that a coincident!" she said.
    Flannery O’Connor  --  A Good Man is Hard to Find AND OTHER STORIES
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Associated words [difficulty]:   coincident [7] , coincide [3] , coincidence [1]
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