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coincidence
used in Middlemarch

2 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)
  • To Uriel watching the progress of planetary history from the sun, the one result would be just as much of a coincidence as the other.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (85% in)
  • As the months went on, it had seemed more and more difficult to him to say why he should not run down to Middlemarch—merely for the sake of hearing something about Dorothea; and if on such a flying visit he should chance by some strange coincidence to meet with her, there was no reason for him to be ashamed of having taken an innocent journey which he had beforehand supposed that he should not take.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (70% in)

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