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concomitant (noun) that which accompanies another.

Old age and grey hair are concomitants. That is, they occur together. Most often, when people grow old, their hair grays. So grey hair is a concomitant of old age. Corruption is the concomitant of power. That is, once a person occupies a position of power, they may tend to become corrupt. They may abuse their power; they may use the power to amass wealth, help their favorites, etc.. That is how corruption is the concomitant of power.

  • Happiness and peace of mind are not always the concomitants of wealth. Wealth does solve many major problems, but does not necessarily assure peace of mind or happiness.
  • Luck does play a part in one's life. High positions in life are not always the concomitants of qualifications and merit. There are merited people who do not get the positions they deserve, in spite of their talent.
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