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coincidence
used in Ulysses by James Joyce

14 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)
  • Now that's a coincidence.
    Episode 8 — Lestrygonians (43% in)
  • Now that's really a coincidence: second time.
    Episode 8 — Lestrygonians (45% in)
  • Coincidence.
    Episode 11 — Sirens (20% in)
  • Coincidence.
    Episode 11 — Sirens (51% in)
  • BLOOM: Coincidence too.
    Episode 15 — Circe (12% in)
  • —Curious coincidence, Mr Bloom confided to Stephen unobtrusively.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (21% in)
  • Yet still though his eyes were thick with sleep and sea air life was full of a host of things and coincidences of a terrible nature and it was quite within the bounds of possibility that it was not an entire fabrication though at first blush there was not much inherent probability in all the spoof he got off his chest being strictly accurate gospel.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (42% in)
  • Coincidence I just happened to be in the Kildare street museum 890 today, shortly prior to our meeting if I can so call it, and I was just looking at those antique statues there.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (46% in)
  • Added to which was the coincidence of meeting, discussion, dance, row, old salt of the here today and gone tomorrow type, night loafers, the whole galaxy of events, all went to make up a miniature cameo of the world we live in especially as the lives of the submerged tenth, viz. coalminers, divers, scavengers etc., were very much under the microscope lately.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (64% in)
  • He inquired if it was John Bull the political celebrity of that ilk, as it struck him, the two identical names, as a striking coincidence.
    Episode 16 — Eumaeus (94% in)
  • Reminiscences of coincidences, truth stranger than fiction, preindicative of the result of the Gold Cup flat handicap, the official and definitive result of which he had read in the Evening Telegraph, late pink edition, in the cabman's shelter, at Butt bridge.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (15% in)
  • Did he attribute this homonymity to information or coincidence or intuition?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (28% in)
  • Coincidence.
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (28% in)
  • Did he see only a second coincidence in the second scene narrated to him, described by the narrator as A Pisgah Sight of Palestine or The Parable of the Plums?
    Episode 17 — Ithaca (28% in)

There are no more uses of "coincidence" in Ulysses by James Joyce.

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