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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Opportunity \Op`por*tu"ni*ty\, n.; pl. Opportunities. [F.
opportunit['e], 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;
[1913 Webster +PJC]
A wise man will make more opportunities than he
2. Convenience of situation; fitness. [Obs.]
Hull, a town of great strength and opportunity, both
to sea and land affairs. --Milton.
3. Importunity; earnestness. [Obs.] --Jer. Taylor.
Syn: Occasion; convenience; occurrence.
Usage: 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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