Opportunity

Op`por*tu"ni*ty

(?), n.;
pl. Opportunities (#).
[F. opportunit, L. opportunitas. See Opportune.] 1. Fit or convenient time or situation; a time or place permitting or favorable for the execution of a purpose; a suitable combination of conditions; suitable occasion; chance.
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A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Bacon.
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2. Convenience of situation; fitness. [Obs.]
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Hull, a town of great strength and opportunity, both to sea and land affairs.
Milton.
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3. Importunity; earnestness. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
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Syn. -- Occasion; convenience; occurrence. -- Opportunity, Occasion. An occasion is that which falls in our way, or presents itself in the course of events; an opportunity is a convenience or fitness of time, place, etc., for the doing of a thing. Hence, occasions often make opportunities. The occasion of sickness may give opportunity for reflection.
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