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 for Opportunities
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;
        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.
  
     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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