Origin of opportune
Examples from the Web for opportunely
The daughter of an impoverished prince was opportunely at hand.The Surprises of Life|Georges Clemenceau
A stop was thus put, most opportunely, to all troublesome inquiries.Historic Doubts Relative To Napoleon Buonaparte|Richard Whately
But she felt greatly refreshed, and attacked the viands she had so opportunely discovered with good appetite.John Ames, Native Commissioner|Bertram Mitford
A certain property of colloidal substances comes into play most opportunely in assisting diffusive preparations.
But just at this moment Mrs. Randall opportunely sent in some beautiful clusters.
British Dictionary definitions for opportunely
Word Origin for opportune
Word Origin and History for opportunely
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.