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Monday, December 18, 2006

Definitions for opportune

  1. Suitable for a given purpose or occasion; timely.

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Citations for opportune
There is a war on. It's not the most opportune of times to distract the president with a phony political scandal. James Taranto, OpinionJournal
With corporate America under siege, there has never been a more opportune moment to adopt better business practices. Arianna Huffington, AlterNet
Origin of opportune
late Middle English
1375-1425
Opportune is from Latin opportunus, from ob portum, "toward port." For travelers at sea who wish to return to land, it's a welcome wind that blows toward the port.
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