Meaning of COINCIDENCE in English

COINCIDENCE

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ complete , pure , sheer

It was pure ~ that they were both in Vegas on the same day.

▪ mere

▪ happy , lucky

What a happy ~ to meet you at the airport just when I wanted to see you.

▪ unfortunate

▪ amazing , bizarre , curious , extraordinary , funny , incredible , odd , remarkable , strange , weird , wonderful

… OF COINCIDENCES

▪ series , set , string

They met through a series of strange ~s.

COINCIDENCE + VERB

▪ happen

Remarkable ~s do happen in real life.

PREPOSITION

▪ by (a) ~

By ~, we both went to the same school.

By an unfortunate ~, their house was broken into on the day he lost his job.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .