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coincidence
used in Oliver Twist

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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)
  • By a remarkable coincidence, the other two had been visited with the same unpleasant sensation at that precise moment.
    Chapter 28 — Looks after Oliver, and Proceeds with His Adventures (28% in)
  • In pursuance of this request, Nancy quickly laid the cloth; disappearing for a few minutes, she presently returned with a pot of porter and a dish of sheep's heads: which gave occasion to several pleasant witticisms on the part of Mr. Sikes, founded upon the singular coincidence of 'jemmies' being a can name, common to them, and also to an ingenious implement much used in his profession.
    Chapter 20 — Wherein Oliver is Delivered Over to Mr. William Sikes (85% in)
  • However, Mr. Fagin seemed to interpret the endeavour as expressing a perfect coincidence with his opinion, and put about the liquor which Barney reappeared with, in a very friendly manner.
    Chapter 42 — An Old Acquaintance of Oliver's, Exhibiting Decided Marks.... (61% in)

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