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“We tested Edison’s intuition that there is a fleeting, propitious moment for insightful thoughts within the sleep onset period,” the team wrote.

For devout Christians—and not just the devout—Easter weekend is an especially propitious time to do exactly that.

This summer seems an especially propitious time for a hiatus.

Just as clearly, this is a propitious moment for the Clinton magic to work its charms on a uniquely receptive audience.

If, as they say, timing is everything, then Lawrence reached the Supreme Court at a propitious moment indeed.

The Clinton tax hike simply came at an unusually propitious moment, enabling inappropriately high interest rates to tumble.

The time Mr. Jenyns thought most propitious, a point upon which he grew warm and almost serious.

Datto Timbang was watching, and the occasion was not a propitious one for taking christian blood.

May 1780 be still more propitious for public and private happiness.

The duke has been studying the position from this terrace and decides that Blois is not a propitious spot for his secret schemes.

The time is propitious, for as the council is now met in Alsatia, so the Temple walks are quiet.

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On this page you'll find 87 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to propitious, such as: advantageous, auspicious, opportune, beneficial, benign, and brave.

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