COHERENCE in a Sentence

Learn COHERENCE from example sentences, some of them are from classic books. These examples are selected from a corpus with 300,000 sentences, including classic works and current mainstream media. Some sentences also link to their contexts.

For COHERENCE, below is one of 24 sentences:
If the EU is to form any kind of coherent common foreign policy, it needs France and Britain singing from the same song sheet.

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 Meanings and Examples of COHERENCE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 n.  logical and orderly and consistent relation of parts; state of cohering or sticking together
Classic Sentence:
1  Only senseless things, lacking coherence, presented themselves one after another to Prince Andrew's mind.
War and Peace 3 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER VIII
2  "Well," he went on with an evident effort at self-control and coherence.
War and Peace 5 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XVIII
3  Still greater coherence and inevitability is seen in the life of Alexander I, the man who stood at the head of the countermovement from east to west.
War and Peace 6 By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 16: CHAPTER IV
4  The murmur trembled on the verge of coherence, sank down, mounted excitedly, and then ceased altogether.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 1
5  The woman's story hung coherently together, and all my questions were unable to shake it.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
6  He actually sat crying in an armchair, and I could hardly get him to speak coherently.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
7  Barclay therefore, in another place, more coherently to himself, denies it to be lawful to resist a king in any case.
Second Treatise of Government By John Locke
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
8  It was hard to see the small arms going around his neck and hear the choking voice relate what had frightened her, when she, Scarlett, had gotten nothing coherent out of her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER LII
9  The regiment left a coherent trail of bodies.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 19
10  Having by this time recovered a little breath, the worthy book-stall keeper proceeded to relate, in a more coherent manner the exact circumstances of the robbery.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XI
11  At present she is unable to give any coherent account of the past, and the doctors hold out no hopes of the reestablishment of her reason.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
12  Although the only coherent part of the latter piece of literature were the opening lines.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XV
Example Sentence:
1  They have struggled to create coherence within the group.
2  She lost consciousness and when she came round she still lacked coherence and focus.
3  An overall theme will help to give your essay coherence.
4  Its coherence is evident; it is too lovely and lucid to be frustrating or dull.
5  He appeared hardly capable of conducting a coherent conversation.
6  The party's policies were based on prejudice rather than on any coherent ideology.
7  He has failed to work out a coherent strategy for modernising the service.
8  A coherent strategy for getting more people back to work needs to be developed.
9  If the EU is to form any kind of coherent common foreign policy, it needs France and Britain singing from the same song sheet.
10  Instead, Mr Blomkamp's ramshackle film doesn't quite focus on anything, but blunders around from one gory shoot-out to the next without stopping to say anything coherent about robotics, law enforcement, South Africa or anything else.
11  Solids have a greater tendency to cohere than liquids.
12  The various elements of the novel fail to cohere.