- … 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
It’s no coincidence that while Watkins slogged his way to 39 receptions and 593 yards last year, Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp exceeded expectations.
Still, the selection of college pitchers with each of the first five picks was not coincidence.
It’s no coincidence that AT&T also quietly announced price increases for the unlimited data plans it’s trying to attract people to.
That Giuliani would mention the matter just hours after Manafort was jailed is not a coincidence.
Fulmer pounding the zone — 62 of his 92 pitches were strikes — wasn’t a coincidence.
It’s no coincidence that Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have been mentioned this season.
It’s no coincidence Trump was once revered by so many in the hip-hop community.
It’s no coincidence that Liverpool has reportedly bid several times to bring Pulisic to the Premier League, including a reported $14.5 million in the summer of 2016.
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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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