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.
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.
The historians bring no open accusation against Mamun, but it seems clear that the opportune removal of these men was not due to chance.
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.