appropriate, favorable, or suitable: an opportune phrase for the occasion.
occurring or coming at an appropriate time; well-timed: an opportune warning.
- op·por·tune·ly, adverb
- op·por·tune·ness, noun
- un·op·por·tune, adjective
- un·op·por·tune·ly, adverb
- un·op·por·tune·ness, noun
- opportune , opportunistic
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How to use opportune in a sentence
The rebel general opportunely arrived in Singapore at or about the time of the outbreak of American-Spanish hostilities.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Other wise advice was opportunely given, which was well received and profitably followed.William Bradford of Plymouth | Albert Hale Plumb
The first victim sacrificed to the god in his new temple was a Culhua noble, of hostile sect, opportunely captured.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5 | Hubert Howe Bancroft
The finance of the country is "opportunely" a little improved.Memoirs of the Court of George IV. 1820-1830 (Vol 1) | Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
Bewick sat as model for the head of Haydon's 'Lazarus,' he being at the time opportunely ill.
British Dictionary definitions for opportune
occurring at a time that is suitable or advantageous
fit or suitable for a particular purpose or occurrence
- opportunely, adverb
- opportuneness, noun
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