OPPORTUNITY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OPPORTUNITY
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
opportunity
 n.  chance or situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She knew also that he was presenting her with just the opportunity she wanted for opening the conversation without revealing her true purpose.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
2  They were practically alone and he might never get another such opportunity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
3  It was not often that Mr. McRae had the opportunity to talk about war, the way his women folks shushed him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
4  You wanted to dance and I gave you the opportunity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  Even John Wilkes, visibly proud of his son, had no opportunity for quiet conversation with him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
6  But there had been no opportunity to say them, and she knew now that perhaps she would never have the chance to say them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
7  Suellen never missed the opportunity to leave the plantation and give herself airs among people who did not know she weeded the garden and made beds.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
8  He fretted until Scarlett who had only been waiting for such an opportunity laid a cool hand on his forehead and said: "Now, sweetheart, I shall be vexed if you take on so."
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
9  The wave of rebuilding was giving her the opportunity she wanted and she knew she could make money if only she could stay out of jail.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
10  They had an avid curiosity about the South and Southern women, and Scarlett gave them their first opportunity to satisfy it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
11  Scarlett seldom refused, no matter how distasteful the idea might be, for she always hoped to have an opportunity to suggest tactfully that they do their trading at Frank's store.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
12  We saw opportunity in the ruin of a civilization and we made the most of our opportunity, some honestly, some shadily, and we are still making the most of it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
13  He looked at her out of black blank eyes that made no opportunity for her to speak.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LX
14  It was not, after all, opportunity but imagination that he lacked: he had a mental palate which would never learn to distinguish between railway tea and nectar.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
15  No one, however, appeared to profit by the opportunity; and after a half hour of fruitless waiting she rose and wandered on.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
Example Sentence: (151 in 11 pages)
16  It's not us to choose the opportunity, but it's opportunity that decides us.
17  No opportunity for the lazy, but diligence can make the most common variable opportunity opportunity.
18  She seemed unfamiliar with the concept that everyone should have an equal opportunity.
19  I consider myself highly privileged to have this opportunity.
20  Our destiny offers not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity.
21  After the defense finishes its closing argument, the prosecution will have the opportunity to reply.
22  Now you have an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of each other.
23  The synagogue provides members an opportunity to meet and develop friendship.
24  Games and songs provide the perfect opportunity for classroom interaction and language development.
25  I had no opportunity to discuss it with her.
26  After the lecture there will be an opportunity for informal discussion.
27  May you enjoy to the fullest the happiness of today and the opportunity of each tomorrow.
28  An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity; a pessimist sees a calamity in every opportunity.
29  Everyone will have an opportunity to comment.
30  Swift said the growing sophistication among biotech investors presented an opportunity for a more specialist investment fund.