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  • n. Eye dialect spelling of opportunity.


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  • As a matter of fact, Mr. Bingle, I 'ave laid by a very neat little sum, which I took the liberty of investing in a small business before giving notice, sir, the hopportunity presenting itself while you were so worried over the sickness that I felt it would be quite wrong to disturb you with my affairs.

    Mr. Bingle

  • And so sir, I sees him dodgin 'about one day sir, yes sir, and at last he gits a hopportunity sir and claps a pitch-plaster on the mouth o' th 'pump sir, and says he's done for his wust henemy sir.

    The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete

  • "Yes, Lord Geoffrey," for so the steward always called the quondam reefer, "you does handle him more like a quick-working boat, than any on us; and so I'll take an hopportunity of just overhauling our old lieutenant's young 'uns, and of seeing what sort of craft he has set afloat for the next generation."

    The Two Admirals

  • She’s very plain, they say, and getting on to forty or past, and so, you know, if she didn’t jump at this hopportunity, she thought she’d never get a better.

    The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

  • But some day Hi'll pizen 'em, sir, or spiflicate 'em in their sleep, the hopportunity for which is the honly pleasure in life Hi 'as to look forward to, sir. "

    At War with Pontiac The Totem of the Bear


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  • When fortune comes calling for sprightly bilbies.

    December 3, 2015