coherence

[ koh-heer-uhns, -her- ]SEE DEFINITION OF coherence
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But you will say, what coherence has this remark with the matter in question?

At about this point the conversation lost its coherence in Pop's ears.

There was no coherence in the noises he was making in his effort to speak words.

Consequently, they can no longer assume the coherence of language.

Why stifle his powers for the sake of a coherence which did not exist!

"Well," he went on with an evident effort at self-control and coherence.

Betsy took her by the shoulders, and shook her into coherence.

It is constructed with regard to Unity, Mass, and Coherence.

Many a regiment has lost its coherence with the loss of its standard.

Wolf did not look for coherence from her, and took the two statements on their face value.

WORD ORIGIN

late 16c., from Middle French cohérence (16c.), from Latin cohaerentia, noun of state from cohaerentem (see coherent). Related: Coherency.

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