Sentence Examples


  • It was therefore an opportune time to try to sweep the Turks and the British into the sea.
  • An opportune storm, however, gave the king an excuse for returning home, as Frederick II.
  • His vessel was wrecked, and he fell into the hands of cannibals; but he was saved by his leanness, and by the opportune invasion of a neighbouring tribe.
  • They appealed for aid to Philip of France, who judged it opportune to intervene once more.
  • The refusal of Lucien to put the vote of outlawry, for which the majority of the council clamoured, his opportune closing of the sitting, and his appeal to the soldiers outside to disperse les representants du poignard, turned the scale in favour of his brother.