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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
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.