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presenting favorable circumstances

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"I hope that you may find a propitious moment," he said, with a laugh, "for it is certain that in all my life I have never seen one in which a prisoner of the First Born might escape."
Her first proposal would have to be deferred to a more propitious time and a more eligible suitor.
"In her actual state, with her surrounding atmosphere certainly very much reduced, her seas for the most part dried up, her insufficient supply of water restricted, vegetation, sudden alternations of cold and heat, her days and nights of 354 hours-- the moon does not seem habitable to me, nor does she seem propitious to animal development, nor sufficient for the wants of existence as we understand it."
It had a brick floor, and a window of diamond panes, and a flounce hanging below the chimney-piece, and strings nailed from bottom to top outside the window on which scarlet-beans were to grow in the coming season if the Fates were propitious. However propitious they might have been in the seasons that were gone, to Betty Higden in the matter of beans, they had not been very favourable in the matter of coins; for it was easy to see that she was poor.
She walked up and down the long saloon while waiting for Laurie, and once arranged herself under the chandelier, which had a good effect upon her hair, then she thought better of it, and went away to the other end of the room, as if ashamed of the girlish desire to have the first view a propitious one.
For some time, I am doubtful of Miss Shepherd's feelings, but, at length, Fate being propitious, we meet at the dancing-school.
Like du Bousquier, like the Chevalier de Valois, she had a policy of her own; she was on the watch for circumstances, awaiting the propitious moment for a move with the shrewdness of maternal instinct.
There were points on which they did not quite agree; there were moments in which she did not seem propitious; and though trusting altogether to her affection, so far as to be resolved--almost resolved-- on bringing it to a decision within a very short time, as soon as the variety of business before him were arranged, and he knew what he had to offer her, he had many anxious feelings, many doubting hours as to the result.
The fates were again propitious for a brief period; but again a trivial incident interfered.
I was for making the attempted escape at once, but both Perry and Ghak counseled waiting for some propitious accident which would insure us some small degree of success.
The University of Indiana--where Kinsey was based for 36 years and created the institute that bears his name--apparently sensed a propitious occasion to move a few copies of Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy's 1998 biography: It has issued a new paperback edition of Kinsey: Sex the Measure of All Things.
"The federal framework," he said, "seems to me more propitious for the development of the values of freedom and mutual respect without which our linguistic duality and cultural diversity, which characterizes Canada, and to a growing extent Quebec, could not endure and flourish." He also suggested that the goals Quebec sought could be achieved sooner if other Canadians accepted Quebec's aspirations.
Initial impressions are not propitious. The highway from the international airport is lined with an uneasy mish-mash of disjointed buildings punctuating what can be imagined once to have been an innocent agricultural landscape -- the sort of non-place corridor that connects almost every airport to its city, though in tropical Taiwan, prolific and intensely green vegetation partly softens the relentless aggressive mediocrity.
The third millennium now already a year underway, it is a propitious time to take inventory of Jewish-Christian relations in this postmodern era.
Chairman Mr Derek Cook admitted the timing of an expansion policy which saw the group double the number of its dealerships from 23 to 45 in 18 months "with hindsight could have been more propitious".