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Definition corresponding (agreeing) in character or kind


geometry:  the same shape and size

For specialized mathematical senses of congruent, see the related Wikipedia article.
  • Our interests are congruent.
  • Her attitude is congruent with her upbringing.
  • Though married, their lives are not congruent.
  • congruent triangles
  • A relatively recent addition to the house and running its full width, the porch lacks congruence.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • congruence = suitability or appropriateness all together (i.e., the parts seem to go well together)
  • I spoke it, tender juvenal, as a congruent epitheton appertaining to thy young days, which we may nominate tender.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love's Labour's Lost
  • There was a perfect, almost heartbreaking, congruence to its furious orthodoxy.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Da Vinci was a prankster, and computerized analysis of the Mona Lisa and Da Vinci's self-portraits confirm some startling points of congruency in their faces.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I present my clients with the records of their finances in beautiful leather notebooks, in groups of balanced sets, with figures and typefaces in a maximally congruent grid.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • (NICK and MARTHA move apart now and dance on either side of where GEORGE and HONEY are sitting; they face each other, and while their feet move but little, their bodies undulate congruently...... It is as if they were pressed together) MARTHA: I like the way you move.
    Edward Albee  --  Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • He graduated with honors and, true to his resolve, exchanged the life of a boarding-school pupil for that of a novice in nearby Tisis—a life of service and humility, of silent subordination and religious training, from which he wrested intellectual pleasures congruent with his earlier wild fantasies.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • She remembered drifters she had listened to, Americans speaking their language carefully, scholarly, as if they were in exile from somewhere else invisible yet congruent with the cheered land she lived in; and walkers along the roads at night, zooming in and out of your headlights without looking up, too far from any town to have a real destination.
    Thomas Pynchon  --  The Crying of Lot 49
  • His strategy shifted in congruence with his voice.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • The posterior of the day, most generous sir, is liable, congruent, and measurable, for the afternoon.
    William Shakespeare  --  Love's Labour's Lost
  • I granted my friends freedom of expression only when I was certain that the ideas expressed would be congruent with mine.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Something in me was congruent with this land, something affirmed when I witnessed the startled, piping rush of shrimp or the flash of starlight on the scales of mullet.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Pausing on the gallery I leaned against the iron railing and looked out into the checkered quadrangle far below me, my eye following the rows of perfectly congruent arches as they flowed across the opposite side of the barracks.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I would gladly have left R Company, walked over to where the General was standing, and beat out his dentures with the stock of my M—I, but the astonishing power of the group had seized me again, and I marched as one with the Corps, congruent with the multilimbed kinetics of the regiment, obedient to the cadence of drums as two thousand heels struck low-country dirt at the same time.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I can't turn back now," he said, looking straight down toward the perfectly congruent geometry of the quadrangle.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline

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