• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Coincidency Coincidence.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Charles Dodgson, also known as Lewis Carroll, wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" after Alice Pleasance Liddell. It was to be believed he fell in love with her and asked the parents if he could some day marry her. The parents disconnected their friendship. Alice Liddell has 12 letters, as does the pen name Lewis Carroll. It's a coincidence he uses 2 r's where the 2 d's are, as with the 2 L's.
    • n coincidency Coincidence.
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  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Art the end result of perception, wisdom, intelligence, discipline, hard work, passion, luck, accident, and coincidence.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “A coincidence is a small miracle in which God chooses to remain anonymous.”
  • Roy Hattersley
    Roy Hattersley
    “Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow.”
  • Sir William Temple
    “When I pray, coincidences happen, and when I don't, they don't.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    “A revolution does not last more than fifteen years, the period which coincides with the flourishing of a generation.”
  • Woody Allen
    “A Bay Area Bisexual told me I didn't quite coincide with either of her desires.”


In literature:

But, by a singular coincidence, they never ask for bread-money within eye-shot of a bakery.
"Russian Rambles" by Isabel F. Hapgood
To say that these are just coincidences is to beg the question.
"Tea-Cup Reading, and the Art of Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves" by 'A Highland Seer'
The fever coincided with the rainy season.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
The wreck of his reasonable hopes of personal distinction coincided with failure towards the nation itself.
"Types of Naval Officers" by A. T. Mahan
Coincidences of Co-existence (Group (3)) may sometimes be deduced and sometimes not.
"Logic" by Carveth Read
Mr. Gresham, of course, coincided in that opinion.
"Phineas Redux" by Anthony Trollope
I felt that I ought to make sure that I was not the victim of a coincidence.
"The Circular Study" by Anna Katharine Green
It may be said that such a coincidence would be more wonderful than the miracle itself.
"Hume" by T.H. Huxley
Coincidences were all right enough, but reasonable explanations lay back of them.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
When pushed to the bottom of the bore, the staff coincides very nearly with its axis.
"Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy." by Bureau of Ordnance, USN
The reference to the "Wise Men of the Society of Solomon's House" cannot be a mere coincidence.
"Secret Societies And Subversive Movements" by Nesta H. Webster
It is a coincidence, I admit.
"A Maker of History" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
We can call it a coincidence, but it is one not likely to happen; Doctor Heath knows that.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
The two lives thus coincided for more than sixty years, and each man was the leader of a school.
"The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3)" by Leslie Stephen
What I have in mind may be the merest coincidence, probably is.
"The Silver Butterfly" by Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
Your sentiments, indeed, coincide much more nearly with those of my other friends than with my own feelings.
"Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3." by Benson J. Lossing
His dramatic appearance at the instant of the door's opening was not a coincidence.
"The Missourian" by Eugene P. (Eugene Percy) Lyle
I will complete the list of these remarkable coincidences with a few others regarding customs exactly similar in both countries.
"Vestiges of the Mayas" by Augustus Le Plongeon
The coincidence may have made her identifications keener.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
It's just an unfortunate coincidence that the industrial area is to be hit.
"Jack of No Trades" by Charles Cottrell

In poetry:

'Coincident design!
Though these my father's enemies were and mine,
I nourished a like purpose — to restore them
Each letter and line.'
"The Obliterate Tomb" by Thomas Hardy

In news:

Is it sheer coincidence that these three high profile fraud cases all concern experimental social psychologists .
Brooklyn-based M-1 of Dead Prez doesn't call the story coincidence, but something "the universe confirmed": During a late-night session working on his solo LP Confidential in an East Village recording studio.
Lisa Simmons with Longview Community Ministries talks about an exciting event this weekend that coincides with the super bowl.
When historians recount the momentous events of recent weeks, they will note a curious coincidence.
Corruption scandal coincides with generational power shift.
Maybe it's coincidence, or something more sinister.
Consistent equipment, standardized techniques and training and the establishment of several large regulatory organizations for snowboarding were all coinciding with a greater acceptance of the sport at ski areas as well.
At the moment the press decided that Al Gore and George W Bush would be the major party nominees in the next campaign for the White House, I was, by pure coincidence, wondering idly whether Bill Bradley is too tall to be President.
First, it coincided with the deepest solar minimum in nearly 100 years, contradicting models that say a fast-moving belt should boost sunspot production.
The frequency of flares coincides with the Sun's 11 year cycle.
To coincide with the launch, Joe Regal, founder and CEO, gave a walkthrough of the site as part of O'Reilly's Tools of Change webcast series.
In an odd coincidence, there are a bunch of bathroom-related events in Manhattan today.
The last time the Hurricanes played the Irish, his mother's funeral coincided with kickoff.
Biomass disaster is no coincidence.
How many "coincidences" do we have to have before the public realizes that those pushing the biomass project in North Springfield are trying to sell us a bill of goods.

In science:

In order to show that, in the subregular case, the ATP-structure and the determinantal structure always coincide, i.e., differ by a constant factor only, we first show, that both structures coincide, up to factor, which is a rational function.
Transverse Poisson Structures to Adjoint orbits in semi-simple Lie algebras
Namely, for such fields the elastic scattering amplitudes of the corresponding theories coincide, hence, due to the optical theorem, the total cross-sections coincide as well.
Generalized Haag's Theorem in SO(1,1) and SO(1,3) Invariant Quantum Field Theory
This procedure can be called ‘coincidence filtering.’ When such coincidences are the result of polariz ation, such filtering is a purely non quantum procedure.
Quantum complimentarity, erasers and photons
Namely, for such fields the elastic scattering amplitudes of the corresponding theories coincide, hence, due to the optical theorem, the total cross-sections coincide as well.
Classical Theorems in Noncommutative Quantum Field Theory
In the continuous case (e.g., T1 = T2 = R) the delta derivative coincides with the right-hand derivative, while the nabla derivative coincides with the left-hand derivative.
Pseudospherical surfaces on time scales
Their proposal is to add Nf coincident D8-branes and Nf coincident anti-D8-branes that are localized on the circle.
String Theory: Progress and Problems
Note that the new diagram for A and D− coincide, while the diagram for C and D+ coincide.
Floer homology and singular knots
It should also be noticed that for n odd the family of in vacua coincides with the family of out vacua, this is to be compared with the fact that in odd dimensions the in and out vacua also coincide for the principal series.
Group theoretical approach to quantum fields in de Sitter space II. The complementary and discrete series
Now over a single point {0}, strongly smooth f : X → {0} coincide with strong submersions, and orientations for X coincide with coorientations for (X, f ), and gauge-fixing data and co-gauge-fixing for (X, f ) coincide.
Kuranishi homology and Kuranishi cohomology
In that case, the notion of recognizable tree languages defined above coincides with the classical notion of recognizability, and in particular, the syntactic preclone of a recognizable tree language L ⊆ ΣM0 coincides with the preclone of the minimal automaton of L, see [18, Section 3.2].
Algebraic characterization of logically defined tree languages
The case where g¯0 has center The p-structure on g¯0 does not have to determine a p|2p-structure on g: Even if the actions of x and adx[p] coincide on g¯0 , they do not have to coincide on the whole of g.
Classification of Finite Dimensional Modular Lie Superalgebras with Indecomposable Cartan Matrix
Theorem 4 (Rgeo and RFieller coincide) The confidence region Rgeo defined in Construction 1 coincides with RFiel ler as given in Definition 2.
A Geometric Approach to Confidence Sets for Ratios: Fieller's Theorem, Generalizations, and Bootstrap
Since jumps of S and N coincide on the interval (−z1 , z1 ) and the jumps of S and P coincide inside the disks around the branch points, we obtain that R is analytic outside a system of contours as shown in Fig.18.
Lectures on random matrix models. The Riemann-Hilbert approach
It is then easy to see that the probability that there exist relevant configurations σ, τ ∈ ΣN such that q(σ, τ ) = 2 is vanishing, but not if we require q(σ, τ ) = 1: given that σ, τ ∈ ΣN coincide on the second index (σ2 = τ2 ) then automatically on the first as well, in which case the two configurations coincide. M5.
On a nonhierarchical version of the Generalized Random Energy Model. II. Ultrametricity
They do not coincide with EGRET sources. These spatial coincidences raise the interesting possibility of efficient particle acceleration in these young environments.
The Galactic gamma-ray club