- … 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
By sheer coincidence, Chris Lee finished his tour of service with the Marines that weekend and, with no charges pending against him, he was honorably discharged.
Zsido said the project was near to her heart because by coincidence, her father died the same day as Rose.
By coincidence, the No. 2 Pentagon official at the time, Robert Work, visited F.E. Warren one month before the drug investigation became public.
Get our daily newsletter By coincidence, Lev Dodin, the Maly’s artistic director, was also born in 1944, to a Jewish family which had been evacuated from Leningrad to Siberia.
And yet Jerry’s death did mark a change for me, by coincidence, or not.
During the courtroom tutorial last month in San Francisco, the lecture given by University of California, Santa Cruz, climate scientist Gary Griggs was underscored by a coincidence.
By coincidence, one of those alternatives might stem from his father's work.
By coincidence, Japanese officials were also looking for a way to pay tribute to the United States.
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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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