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1(chance happening)casualidad femininecoincidencia femininewhat a coincidence! — ¡qué casualidad!
- by coincidence he was there — dio la casualidad de que estaba allí
- it was pure/no coincidence that … — fue pura casualidad/no fue casualidad que …
- By coincidence, he lived in my same building where I had just bought an apartment but I still hadn't moved in yet.
- In a remarkable coincidence, the front of his home was demolished in a freak car accident for the second time - by the same man.
- The win was a remarkable coincidence for Hazel, who worked as a domestic cleaner for one of the Turnbull family more than ten years ago.
- By one of the most remarkable coincidences in all sport, that very same year saw the publication for the first time of the laws of cricket.
- By coincidence, a few hours earlier one of White's many underworld contacts had phoned offering information.
- It beggars belief to think that these concurrent developments are mere coincidences.
- By coincidence, both of October's plays were other people's ideas.
- The Pennine Acute Trust said the timing of the letter was a coincidence and not connected to the Observer story.
- We would share stories of mistaken identity, confused publicists and editors, odd coincidences and connections.
- It is a remarkable coincidence that the elections were held on the eleventh anniversary of these dramatic events.
- By coincidence, the factory closed down in 1912, the year the Titanic went down at sea with such a huge loss of life.
- And the bizarre events and coincidences pile up more and more as the story proceeds.
- Especially toward the end, these coincidences and connections between the characters become almost comical.
- We can even make sense of such a coincidence in the case of events such as battles and headaches.
- Identical twins are about to marry a pair of lookalike sisters in a double ceremony next month to cap 25 years of remarkable coincidences.
- By coincidence, I got there a few minutes before Bob Hager, who had an appointment.
- By coincidence, my friend Nat Gertler was at the same performance last night of The Producers.
- His theory explains what appears to be a remarkable coincidence.
- By coincidence I was trailing two unsuspecting girls also apparently going to the show.
- ‘It is hard to believe that so many events and coincidences occurred in just 12 months,’ he writes.
2.1formal (occurrence together)coincidencia feminine
- This surprising degree of coincidence of territory and national identity has been achieved in two ways.
- Several coincidences between genes encoding for enzymes of N metabolism and QTLs for the traits studied were observed.
- For most of the time, this coincidence of interest was recognized.
- There is little coincidence of interest between the consumer and a state-owned utility.
2.2formal (agreement)coincidencia feminine
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