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For devout Christians—and not just the devout—Easter weekend is an especially propitious time to do exactly that.
This summer seems an especially propitious time for a hiatus.
Just as clearly, this is a propitious moment for the Clinton magic to work its charms on a uniquely receptive audience.How to Revive The Peace Process: A Modest Proposal|Letty Cottin Pogrebin|May 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
If, as they say, timing is everything, then Lawrence reached the Supreme Court at a propitious moment indeed.The Real Story of Lawrence v. Texas Revealed in ‘Flagrant Conduct’|Kirk Davis Swinehart|March 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The Clinton tax hike simply came at an unusually propitious moment, enabling inappropriately high interest rates to tumble.
The time Mr. Jenyns thought most propitious, a point upon which he grew warm and almost serious.The Eve of the Revolution|Carl Becker
Datto Timbang was watching, and the occasion was not a propitious one for taking christian blood.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
May 1780 be still more propitious for public and private happiness.
The duke has been studying the position from this terrace and decides that Blois is not a propitious spot for his secret schemes.Catherine de' Medici|Honore de Balzac
The time is propitious, for as the council is now met in Alsatia, so the Temple walks are quiet.The Fortunes of Nigel|Sir Walter Scott