co·​in·​ci·​den·​tal·​ly | \ (ˌ)kō-ˌin(t)-sə-ˈdent-lē How to pronounce coincidentally (audio) , -ˈden-tə-lē \

Definition of coincidentally

1 : in a coincidental manner : by coincidence lonely singles who meet coincidentally and clickPeople
2 : it is or seems coincidental that coincidentally, the dog died exactly one year after his owner did

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Examples of coincidentally in a Sentence

the final stages of the Napoleonic Wars were fought coincidentally with the U.S.-British conflict known as the War of 1812
Recent Examples on the Web Jeffrey Skilling’s last stop before joining Enron and eventually ascending to CEO was McKinsey and Co., which coincidentally is where Luhnow spent most of his career before entering the baseball world with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2003. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "As Astros empire collapses, players, executives must ponder one question: Was it worth it?," 14 Jan. 2020 For one half of the series, Madhav’s Moosa is a sympathetic character, coincidentally on the wrong side of the law. Devarsi Ghosh, Quartz India, "From India’s numerous web originals of 2019, these 10 characters stand out," 26 Dec. 2019 Perhaps not coincidentally, both companies have ties to the Chinese military. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Chinese Surveillance Tech Could Be Watching the U.S. Military," 7 Nov. 2019 Not coincidentally, only about five Multnomah County kindergartens have immunization rates under 80 percent, according to the Journal’s data. oregonlive, "Washington measles outbreak was among the worst in U.S., feds say," 10 Oct. 2019 For the special service, Pippa coincidentally (or maybe not?) dressed in the proper holiday colors: red and green. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Pippa Middleton Wore the Most Festive Red and Green Outfit to Church," 4 Dec. 2019 According to Politico’s Andrew Desiderio, the White House accidentally sent those talking points to the House Democrats, who, coincidentally, happen to be responsible for putting that whole impeachment thing into action. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "Nothing Good Ever Comes from Recalling an Email," 25 Sep. 2019 Not coincidentally, the reversal of American workers’ gains has happened alongside an enormous decline in unions. Peter Cole, Time, "Beyond Labor Day: 3 Ways Unions Have Helped American Workers," 30 Aug. 2019 Last year Grant suffered a left foot injury that coincidentally ended his 2018 season at this exact point. Omar Kelly,, "Dolphins return specialist Jakeem Grant headed to injured reserve," 27 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of coincidentally

1837, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for coincidentally

coincidental + -ly entry 2

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The first known use of coincidentally was in 1837

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16 Jan 2020

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“Coincidentally.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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