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Examples of concomitant in a Sentence
- … Christopher Walken delivers his customary edge without any of his clichéd, concomitant weirdness. —Stephen Whitty, Entertainment Weekly, 12 Feb. 1999
- The Lincoln and Johnson plans for settling the problems of peace and freedom never seriously touched on the concomitant problem of equality. —John Hope Franklin, "The Two Worlds of Race," 1965, in Race and History, 1989
- But it was observed that this pill would be peculiarly bitter to the Southern States, and that some concomitant measure should be adopted to sweeten it a little to them. —Thomas Jefferson 4 Feb. 1818, in Thomas Jefferson: Writings, 1984
The drug's risks increase with the concomitant use of alcohol.
an improvement in the facilities led to a concomitant improvement in morale
Recent Examples of concomitant from the Web
There was a time when Mr. Cuomo would celebrate his ability to broker an on-time budget for New York with a snappy slogan and concomitant keepsakes.
The result has been a huge number of complaints throughout academe and a concomitant growth of bureaucracy.
Cotton wealth led to a concomitant rise in the district’s slave population.
Representative Higgins suggested to Bloomberg that Trump’s change of mind reflected his growing disillusionment with congressional Republicans — and concomitant interest in cutting deals with Democrats.
In fact, the climate, its fluctuations over the millennia and concomitant changes in sea level, have played an underappreciated role, Mr. Fagan says, in the blossoming of fisheries in certain places and times, their extinction in others.
In areas that lucked out and found themselves getting paid more for the same medical care, there was a concomitant brisk increase in medical services rendered.
Each instance of pain seems to produce a concomitant sensation of euphoria—both of us leave the room feeling high.
The stock market is at or near record highs, and America’s firms are sitting on trillions of dollars of cash that would help tide them over in the event of any downturn and concomitant fall in sales and profits.
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Did You Know?
Concomitant was introduced into English at a time when many people were criticizing the use of Latinate forms in favor of more "native" words from Old English. As a descendant of Latin concomitari ("to accompany") and ultimately of "comes," the Latin word for companion, "concomitant" may well have been initially derided as an ostentatious inkhorn term. Indeed, two associated words, the verb concomitate, meaning "to accompany," and another adjective, concomitaneous, meaning "of a concomitant nature," didn't survive to accompany "concomitant" into the 18th century.
Synonymsaccompanying, attendant, attending, coexistent, coexisting, coincidental, coincident, concurrent
Related Wordscontemporaneous, contemporary, simultaneous, synchronous; associated, collateral, connected, linked, related; consequent, resultant, resulting; ensuing, following, subsequent; accidental, casual, chance, fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, freak, incident, incidental
Near Antonymsunassociated, unconnected, unrelated
Examples of concomitant in a Sentence
- In the local bickering which was a concomitant of the grand campaigns of the wars, there may have been considerable fighting around fortifications, even if on a relatively small and brief scale. —Anthony Goodman, The War of the Roses, (1981) 1996
- … there is a demand for schools, professional services, and such other concomitants of a full society as courthouses and jails. —Anthony Bailey, New Yorker, 25 May 1987
hunger, a lack of education, and other concomitants of poverty
disease is all too often one of the concomitants of poverty
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