coincidence


coincidence
01. It was quite a [coincidence] that my neighbor and I both went to Disneyland on the same day.
02. Sharon said it was just a [coincidence] that she was at the bar every time I went there, but I think she has a drinking problem.
03. Any resemblance to actual persons is entirely [coincidental].
04. We went to the library to study, and [coincidentally] a few of our classmates were there.
05. Believe me, I'm not following you; it is just [coincidental] that we are both here at the same time.
06. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross once said that there are no mistakes, no [coincidences]; all events are blessings given to us to learn from.
07. Jeremy S. Anderson once remarked "There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a [coincidence]."
08. She believes in fate, and says there are no [coincidences] or luck; everything happens for a reason.
09. It's not a [coincidence] that Joshua keeps running into you here and there; the guy is obviously doing it on purpose because he has a thing for you.
10. In both Athens and Rome, dramatic developments in the arts and sciences [coincided] with the rise of the city and its empire.
11. My wife and mother were both in the same mall by [coincidence] on Saturday, so they spent the afternoon shopping together.
12. A Filipino proverb suggests that [coincidence] defeats a well-laid plan.
13. Stephen Wright once joked, "24 hours in a day. 24 beers in a case. [Coincidence]?"
14. Airline seat sales rarely [coincide] with peak travel times.
15. The city is planning a major music festival to [coincide] with the opening of the new city park.
16. Malcolm De Chazal once suggested that our expression and our words never [coincide], which is why the animals don't understand us.
17. Dave and I are waiting for our vacation times to [coincide] so that our families can go camping together.
18. The different accounts of the accident by the two witnesses didn't [coincide], so it was difficult to know exactly what had happened.
19. My wife's and my views [coincide] on most issues, except when it comes to politics.

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