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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COINCIDENCE

The coincidence was interpreted by Casanova as a propitious sign.

He had known the last witness seven or eight years; that was merely a coincidence.

"That's a coincidence," observed the stranger, twirling his pale mustache.

Was this coincidence, or prevision, or what Mr. Dessoir calls the 'falsification of memory'?

No one knows how it happened, but there was a coincidence about the time which I must relate.

We know that Denberg is loose and their capture of Thelma is no coincidence.

Foulet shrugged, "Coincidence—possibly," he said, "but it is our only clue."

For I will tell you what has happened to me; and I regard the coincidence as a sort of omen.

The coincidence of the "abbey" name would not have brought me there, of itself.

I presume it was a coincidence, like our meeting at the pond.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, "exact correspondence," from French coincidence, from coincider (see coincide). Meaning "a concurrence of events with no apparent connection" is from 1680s.

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