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Word: opportune

Definition: timely; well-chosen


Sentences Containing 'opportune'

A shooter who deliberately fires extra rounds at a target so that he must reload at a more opportune time is a classic example of this penalty.
An opportune double knock at the door, which I knew well from old experience in Windsor Terrace, and which nobody but Mr. Micawber could ever have knocked at that door, resolved any doubt in my mind as to their being my old friends.
As the milkman would visit the home at a time when the husband would be away at work, this created an opportune situation for adultery.
Faleomavaega has said that it is more opportune if the United States could refrain from interfering in internal affairs of Sri Lanka.
Forster fled back to San Juan Capistrano, leaving the property in the hands of the alcalde, Juan María Marrón. Frémont would have been less favorably disposed had he anticipated that four days later Forster would begin to plan the escape to Mexico of another brother-in-law, Governor Pio Pico. For several weeks, Forster hid Pico in the mountains near San Juan Capistrano; then, at an opportune time, Forster outfitted Pico for a dash to the border on September 7, 1846.
Gijsbrecht changed sides when opportune, and some accounts allege him to have been involved in Floris's later capture and assassination.
The last of these, from its proximity to Carthage and its opportune situation for communication with Africa, as well as the natural strength of its position, became one of the chief strongholds of the Carthaginians, as well as one of the most important of their commercial cities in the island.
When heavy rains inundated the region once more, the Chinese sailors returned to their ships; Choe's party, fearing for their lives should the sailors board their ship again, saw this as an opportune moment and made a dash for the shore under cover of rain.
You come to give me the benefit of your sober judgement at a most opportune time.

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