- … causal connection requires something more than mere coincidence as to time and place …
- —Wayne R. LaFave
Examples of coincidence in a Sentence
It was mere coincidence that brought them together so far from Chicago.
By coincidence, every man in the room was named Fred.
“I'm going to Boston this weekend.” “What a coincidence! I am too.”
It was no coincidence that he quit his job at the bank a day after the robbery.
a series of strange coincidences
By a fortunate coincidence, we arrived at the theater at the same time.
Scientists have no explanation for the coincidence of these phenomena.
Recent Examples of coincidence from the Web
There are several coincidences and machinations in the plot.
The timing of the project on M-1 (Woodward Avenue), formerly called Hunter Blvd. to distinguish it from Old Woodward, is just an unfortunate coincidence, said a spokeswoman for the Michigan Department of Transportation.
By coincidence – perhaps divine – the two were both born in Hackensack General Hospital in Ridgefield Park, NJ, albeit at a distance of 37 years.
But that's a happy coincidence for a player who emerged as one of Ohio State's top defensive end targets.
It’s no coincidence both Mueller and Pinho were in position to head home Yoshi Yotún’s corner kick.
The unions and Anne Marie Schubert’s camp call the donations’ timing less than a week after Clark’s death on March 18 an unfortunate coincidence.
Reddick was out of Houston’s lineup for a second straight day on Sunday, a coincidence and quirk of Hinch’s predetermined first four lineups of the season.
The film version does carry over some of the book’s most notable flaws, especially a suspicious reliance on narrative convenience and coincidence.
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COINCIDENCE Defined for English Language Learners
: a situation in which events happen at the same time in a way that is not planned or expected
: the occurrence of two or more things at the same time
: the state of two or more things being the same
COINCIDENCE Defined for Kids
- It was a coincidence that we chose the same week for vacation.
- The coincidence of the two events was eerie.
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