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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COINCIDENCES

But the coincidences in the numbers which follow are in favour of the explanation.

Our massed instances speak too much of coincidences of coincidences.

The coincidences of the bookstall are sometimes very remarkable.

These coincidences may be small, but there are too many of them to be ignored.

Tis the most unfortunate of coincidences, but believe me, dearest of friends, 'tis only a coincidence.

It is these coincidences, which all religion and all poetry have taken for granted.

Thus the coincidences may be considered the effect of chance.

I have no record of any coincidences between shocks there and in Europe.

All these coincidences contribute to shew, as explained in Sect.

And I was nearer to the truth than I thought when I asked you about coincidences.

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.