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 Meanings and Examples of COINCIDENCE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
coincidence
 n.  two or more things occurring at the same time by chance
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  It can't be a coincidence," he cried, at last springing from his chair and pacing wildly up and down the room; "it is impossible that it should be a mere coincidence.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VII. LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
2  By a remarkable coincidence, the other two had been visited with the same unpleasant sensation at that precise moment.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
3  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.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
4  In that case the coincidence must indeed be an extraordinary one.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
5  The matter was entirely beyond coincidence.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. The Adventure of the Cardboard Box
6  upon the pouch were a coincidence, and not those of Peter Carey, since he seldom smoked, and no pipe was found in his cabin.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
7  On the other hand, it seemed an unthinkable coincidence that a man should dare to enter the room, and that by chance on that very day the papers were on the table.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
8  It may, of course, be a coincidence, but it is interesting.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE MISSING THREE-QUARTER
9  The odds are enormous against its being coincidence.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
10  "It was a strange coincidence," I said.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
11  Still, the coincidence of our being together on the coach, was sufficiently strange to fill me with a dread that some other coincidence might at any moment connect me, in his hearing, with my name.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVIII
12  His being my lawyer, and his being the lawyer of your patron is a coincidence.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIV
13  I could not disguise from myself, or from the waiter, that this was an uncomfortable coincidence, and inquired how it was done.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
14  There was a coincidence between the taste for the toilet which had recently come to Cosette, and the habit of new clothes developed by that stranger which was very repugnant to Jean Valjean.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VII—TO ONE SADNESS OPPOSE A SADNESS AND A HALF
15  Fauchelevent in the barricade, was a coincidence which occurred to him.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VIII—THE ARTILLERY-MEN COMPEL PEOPLE TO TAKE THEM...
Example Sentence:
1  Was it just a coincidence that John and she had chanced to meet at the market, or was he deliberately trying to seek her out?
2  You are now telling me that the massive hike is coincidence and not the industrial revolution?
3  But a single touch of contrivance spoils it all. Any time we feel the authors creating coincidence or engineering emotion, making melodrama rather than musical drama.
4  Her visit coincided exactly with a visit by the American president.
5  His entry to the party coincided with his marriage.
6  To coincide with World AIDS Day, the World Health Organization and UN AIDS are launching a campaign to treat three million HIV sufferers by the year 2005.
7  A number of other factors coincide to make a June election desirable for the government.
8  The strike was timed to coincide with the party conference.
9  I timed my holiday to coincide with the children's school holiday.
10  The referendum on Scottish independence - and its associated campaign - coincide with the European elections in May this year and the run-up to the UK General Election in May next year.
11  Two lines that lie on top of one another are called coincident lines.