Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being opportune or seasonable.
- n. The state or condition of being opportune.
- n. timely convenience
- opportune + -ness (Wiktionary)
“And when she pointed out the opportuneness of the time, that the entrance examinations to high school began on the following Monday, he promptly volunteered that he would take them.”
“Can you do that again whenever we feel the need of sunlight?" asked Varian as the girls giggled over the opportuneness.”
“He threw himself back upon questioning the utility of the expedition — its opportuneness, etc.”
“He tasted her in sips, he let her stand, with an opportuneness she herself could not have surpassed.”
“Whilst we have pointed out the opportuneness of the Proclamation, it remains to be said that the President had no choice.”
“It is by the favourableness or otherwise (of time and place) that the opportuneness of an act is determined.”
“I am only speaking of the matter of opportuneness and expediency.”
“Always say a kind word if you can," says Helps, "if only that it may come in perhaps with a singular opportuneness, entering some mournful man's darkened room, like a beautiful firefly, whose happy circumvolutions he cannot but watch, forgetting his many troubles.”
“Unto that husband of hers who resembled a second Lord of all creatures, while resting on a seat, Gandhari of righteous conduct, conversant with the opportuneness of everything, said these words, the hour being suited to them, -- 'Thou hast obtained the permission of that great Rishi, viz.,”
“One that is acquainted with both (i.e., what should be done and what should not be done), with a view to opportuneness, should, with care and devotion, achieve what is right.”
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