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She is more coherent now than she was just after the accident an hour ago.
  sensible and clear; or describing parts as fitting together in a consistent or pleasing manner
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coherent coherence incoherent coherently incoherence incoherently
Standard Prefix:  Note that the prefix in- means not for this word. This is one of the common meanings of the prefix in- as seen in incorrect, independent, inexpensive, inefficient, inconsiderate, ...
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  • She is more coherent now than she was just after the accident an hour ago.
  • Her argument is coherent.
  • Now, have I built up any coherent picture of things yet?
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  • He’d try to bring the night into focus, willing coherence, but the effort would only cause distortions.
    Tim O’Brien  --  The Things They Carried

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  • I was mumbling weak assurances, barely coherent,
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • "Fire!" she whispered incoherently.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • ...struggling to form coherent sentences...
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • In the manner of my friend I was at once struck with an incoherence—an inconsistency;
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • You are unable to think coherently.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • It was time to put all of the pieces together, make coherence where before there had been none.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye

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  • Charlie grumbled incoherently at me until the food cut off his garbled complaint.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Eclipse
  • She was coherent, but barely; she was tired, the drugs made her woozy, and she kept closing her eyes.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Someone Like You
  • She sat twisting her hands together, almost weeping, appealing incoherently to Poirot.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • But she sounds coherent—not like a lot of people who’ve been calling today.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • It was difficult to think or write coherently.
    Jean Rhys  --  Wide Sargasso Sea
  • Jonah still looked as if he were in his own little world, and though Miles needed to talk to him, he wanted him to at least seem coherent.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • Though her head was still revolving, Mira struggled to keep her speech coherent.
    J.D. Robb  --  Immortal in Death
  • I could hear my thoughts brushing past each other in my head, none of them coherent enough to be spoken.
    Maureen Daly  --  Seventeenth Summer
  • The glazed way his eyes rolled toward her when she spoke to him, like the eyes of a fighter who has been struck and struck and struck, a fighter who has lost his coherence along with his mouthguard
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • He tried; nothing came out but an incoherent mumble.
    James Dashner  --  The Maze Runner
  • He’ll be incoherent by the time we reach the Capitol.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • About three o’clock the quality of Wilson’s incoherent muttering changed - he grew quieter and began to talk about the yellow car.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • He was completely incoherent when he was drunk, but when sober he was one of the chief philosophers of the Corner.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • They’re nearly incoherent between the alcohol they’ve consumed and their ecstasy at being at such a grand affair.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire
  • For the man who stood there shouting some incoherent explanation, was a solid gesticulating figure up to the coat-collar of him, and then—nothingness, no visible thing at all!
    H.G. Wells  --  The Invisible Man
  • Men were shaking hands, it did not matter with whom, and bubbling over in a general incoherent babel.
    Jack London  --  The Call of the Wild
  • Marshall’s face appeared, an incoherent message.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • the man’s deep grief and frequent incoherent cries.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • he became sensible of confused noises in the air; incoherent sounds of lamentation and regret;
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • incoherent in its words
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • wild gestures, incoherent words.
    Samuel Beckett  --  Waiting for Godot
  • With the radio tuned in and incoherent, he trimmed his mustache.
    Junot Diaz  --  Drown
  • Incoherent murmurings of pleasure escaped my lips as I chewed slowly, savoring every bite.
    James Patterson  --  The Angel Experiment
  • The murmur trembled on the verge of coherence, sank down, mounted excitedly, and then ceased altogether.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • A lifetime of experience molding military boeufs into a coherent fighting force has prepared the Admiral for creating a functional society out of angry, troubled kids.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • A thought occurred to him—earlier the Rat Man had said that the control subjects were like the glue that kept the project’s data together, made it all coherent and relevant.
    James Dashner  --  The Death Cure
  • Right now, his mind was incoherent, filled with static, though when he glanced down, his hands were completely still.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • She began to shiver, the words of an incoherent prayer repeating over and over in her head: Mom, Luke, be all right, please be all right.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Somehow he formed a coherent thought in the madness that pounded through his skull.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order
  • When Park walked in, his mom was practically incoherent.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • I hear a woman screaming incoherently, another shot, and then the woman isn’t screaming anymore.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Perfectly perfect, I thought, a little incoherently.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Later, when he heard a condensed (and probably less than coherent) explanation of the situation, Larry was uncharacteristically quiet.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • He called me, but he was pretty incoherent.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • Her friend Judith was born with stumpy arms and tiny, malformed hands; Alex wobbled when he walked and had to contort his face painfully to form coherent words, which often let out an embarrassing amount of drool; Will was a quadriplegic who needed a pump to keep him breathing.
    Susan Ee  --  Angelfall
  • I wasn’t entirely sure I was making coherent sentences.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • My only coherent thought was: YIKES!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • She scarcely knew where to begin, but all at once she was finding eager, incoherent words for the happy days on the island, the plantation, the long walks together and the swimming, the dim cool library and the books.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • His eyes were wild and he was still talking, but the words had become nothing more than incoherent babble.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • In the distance someone called out incoherently.
    Jeanne DuPrau  --  The City of Ember
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Associated words [difficulty]:   coherent [1] , cohesive [7] , cohere [9]
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