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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INOPPORTUNE

Kirkwood's waiter put in an inopportune appearance with the bill.

Think of it coming in at that inopportune moment, just as telegrams do at a play!

Buel frowned at the approaching boat, and cursed its inopportune arrival.

As it was he bit his lip in vexation at this most inopportune interruption.

At this inopportune moment Mosby made a charge which broke our column.

This hour so opportune was also most inopportune,—such sorrow at home!

And I take this opportunity to tell you, Lieutenant, that your visit is most inopportune.

"Most inopportune," she sighed, with a little attempt at gaiety.

Then, too, Canterbury did the most unexpected things at the most inopportune moments.

Indeed, he never spoke in that sense, but opposed it as inopportune.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Late Latin inopportunus "unfitting," from in- "not" + opportunus (see opportune). A rare word before 19c. Related: Inopportunely.

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