v. exist together, at the same time, or in the same place
The farmers would be allowed to stay and carry on with crops already planted, but they would have to coexist with new settlers.
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This did not preclude the immediate discovery that she was some years younger than her visitor, and that under her showiness, her ease, the aggression of her dress and voice, there persisted that ineradicable innocence which, in ladies of her nationality, so curiously coexists with startling extremes of experience.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton Context