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Moreover, she will never again have opportunity to exert influence over me.

Kate and Harry, meanwhile, awaited their opportunity to go in and visit Aunt Jane.

We have not had an opportunity of hearing of Mr. Barlee, or what he has done since he was in Adelaide.

No one justly may deny the equality of opportunity which made us what we are.

But he is now gone where he will scarcely have the opportunity even of such conversation.

It is only to be hoped that they will never have the opportunity.

Our destiny offers, not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity.

I must break off here, but will continue the subject the very first opportunity.

He was seeking his opportunity to punish him for the rash utterance.

We only know they are truer because we are so much nearer the truth than they had the opportunity to come.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French opportunite (13c.) and directly from Latin opportunitatem (nominative opportunitas) "fitness, convenience, suitableness, favorable time," from opportunus (see opportune). Opportunity cost attested from 1911. Expression opportunity knocks but once (at any man's door) attested from 1898.

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