Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.

Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section III. Quantity
3. Conjunctive Quantity

46. Coherence.

   NOUN:COHERENCE, cohesion, cohesiveness, adherence, adhesion, adhesiveness; concretion, accretion; conglutination, conglomeration, agglutination, agglomeration; aggregation; consolidation, set, cementation; sticking, soldering &c. v.; connection; dependence.
  TENACITY, toughness; stickiness [See Semiliquidity]; inseparability, inseparableness; bur or burr, remora.
  CONGLOMERATE, concrete (density) [See Density].
   VERB:COHERE, adhere, coagulate, stick, cling, cleave, hold, take hold of, hold fast, close with, clasp, hug; grow together, hang together; twine round (join) [See Junction].
  stick like a leech, stick like wax, stick like the paper on the wall; stick closer than a brother; stick close; cling like ivy, cling like a bur; adhere like a remora, adhere like Dejanira’s shirt.
  glue; agglutinate, conglutinate; cement, lute, belute [rare], paste, gum; solder, weld; ferruminate [archaic]; cake, consolidate (solidify) [See Density]; agglomerate.
   ADJECTIVE:ADHESIVE, cohesive, adhering, cohering &c. v.; tenacious, tough; sticky [See Semiliquidity].
  united, unseparated, sessile, inseparable, inextricable, infrangible; compact (dense) [See Density].
   QUOTATION:Closer is He than breathing, Nearer than hands or feet.—Tennyson