opportunity


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a favorable or advantageous combination of circumstances

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From the beginning of our work to the present I have always had the feeling, and lose no opportunity to impress our teachers with the same idea, that the school will always be supported in proportion as the inside of the institution is kept clean and pure and wholesome.
number of students an opportunity to learn the building trades, and the students would use the money paid to them to keep themselves in school.
But as the devil is an unwearied tempter, so he never fails to find opportunity for that wickedness he invites to.
As he was going, he stopped a while, and speaks mighty earnestly to me about his business, and finds an opportunity to say very softly to me, 'Come away, my dear, as soon as ever you can.
But the question is still this: If a favourable opportunity presents itself, it must be seized.
Well, I think--I do not say I hope--I think that this favourable opportunity will never present itself.
Anselmo believed him, and to afford him an opportunity more free and less liable to surprise, he resolved to absent himself from his house for eight days, betaking himself to that of a friend of his who lived in a village not far from the city; and, the better to account for his departure to Camilla, he so arranged it that the friend should send him a very pressing invitation.
She, however, having her thoughts fixed upon other things more to her taste, and wanting that time and opportunity for her own pleasures, did not always obey her mistress's commands, but on the contrary left them alone, as if they had ordered her to do so; but the modest bearing of Camilla, the calmness of her countenance, the composure of her aspect were enough to bridle the tongue of Lothario.
Seeing the favorable disposition of the warriors toward Tars Tarkas, as well as toward me, I grasped the opportunity to enlist them in my cause against Zodanga.
It was a chance to fight, an opportunity to loot, and they rose to the bait as a speckled trout to a fly.
In this last case, Francine saw her opportunity of being even with him "You brute
The better our opportunity," Grahame answered vigorously.
This invitation from Letheringham seemed such a wonderful opportunity for compromise.
have no opportunity of being bribed like the ephori, as they live in an [1272b] island far from those who would corrupt them.
We were in a cafe; we were playing chess; I had no opportunity to speak to her.
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