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Definition to be similar — especially to happen at the same time or place
  • The two events coincided
coincided = happened at the same time
  • The interests of our countries coincide.
  • coincide = are similar
  • The publication of the book will coincide with the 10th anniversary of the event.
  • coincide = happen at the same time
  • I could not be happy with a man whose taste did not in every point coincide with my own.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • They have heard that the Russians are advancing, and the uprising was planned to coincide with their arrival, to assist them in liberating the camp.
    Heather Morris  --  The Tattooist of Auschwitz
  • coincide = occur at the same time
  • Hanukkah and St. Nicholas Day nearly coincided this year; they were only one day apart.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • coincided = happened at the same time
  • Time passes, and gradually our breathing begins to coincide just as it did this morning.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Notebook
  • coincide = correspond
  • The attention paid to the team as a result of their victory coincided with a backlash against immigrants in Arizona.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • By the light of the lantern I saw the butt twist slowly around till its sides coincided with the sides of the step.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • But how seldom two imaginations coincide!
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • "When you and I speak, our speech rhythms will begin to coincide in a process called alignment," he said.
    Robert MacNeil and William Crane  --  Do You Speak American?
  • There we'll keep our hands busy in a new, independent nation, whose hopes coincide with our own.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • In no city did these two briefings coincide.
    John Howard Griffin  --  Black Like Me
  • If Gerald coincided, he would give her a lift in his dailyhansom, the same generally; in summer the cabby wore a red carnation.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • For her admissions never exactly coincided with his doubts.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • 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
  • In short, Mr. Ambassador, your explanation of last Friday does not coincide with the facts we have physically established.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The story is a long period of silence coinciding with Cain's inactivity.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • "I am honored," he began, "that my coronation coincides with our most revered holiday.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • Our opinions may not exactly coincide but we can still discuss the matter peaceably.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros

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