Origin of opportune
Examples from the Web for opportune
But he also knew that the moment for ordering mass variolation would have to be opportune.
Overall, the retreat and its unusual list of speakers comes at an opportune time for the House GOP.
Regional, global, and political conditions were all converging to make this an opportune moment to advance negotiations.
This is also an opportune time, I suppose, to bring back Allen Guelzo's epic review of the movie.What Book Actually Inspired Spielberg's 'Lincoln'?|Justin Green|January 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And that sort of specificity, for a politician rebuilding his image, will never be opportune.
This opportune arrival was the young man he had met in Baggs store that afternoon.Fighting the Sea|Edward A. Rand
Skillful wording of a clause, the right moment, and opportune recognition do the business.A Little Journey in the World|Charles Dudley Warner
The moment was most opportune, for the last shot had been fired from the guns, and they had just been nearly abandoned in despair.History of the United Netherlands, 1600-09, Vol. IV. Complete|John Lothrop Motley
The opportune arrival of the naval guns also, though by so narrow a margin of time, decisively influenced the outcome.Story of the War in South Africa|Captain A. T. Mahan, U.S.N.
Nor did this particular moment seem to him opportune for beginning the campaign.Csar or Nothing|Po Baroja Baroja
British Dictionary definitions for opportune
Word Origin for opportune
Word Origin and History for opportune
c.1400, from Old French opportun and directly from Latin opportunus "fit, convenient, suitable, favorable," from the phrase ob portum veniens "coming toward a port," in reference to the wind, from ob "to, toward" (see ob-) + portus "harbor" (see port (n.1)). Related: Opportunely.