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 Meanings and Examples of PROPITIOUS
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 a.  presenting favorable circumstances; fortunate; advantageous
Classic Sentence: (28 in 2 pages)
1  Taking advantage of the propitious moment, Meg slipped away and ran down to greet her husband with a smiling face and the little blue bow in her hair which was his especial admiration.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
2  A stealthy glance now and then refreshed her like sips of fresh water after a dusty walk, for the sidelong peeps showed her several propitious omens.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
3  That feature too is propitious.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XIX
4  The dew fell, but with propitious softness; no breeze whispered.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXVIII
5  Her answer, therefore, was not propitious, at least not to Elizabeth's wishes, for she was impatient to get home.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 12
6  to be propitious to me by daigning to lavish on me a slight favor.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER IV—A ROSE IN MISERY
7  The day was declining, there was not even a cat in the lane, the hour was propitious.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
8  He awaited the propitious moment with the crafty patience of the sick.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
9  It had hardly been a propitious beginning, but he had chosen his course, and would show no swerving.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
10  Sir Henry had numerous papers to examine after breakfast, so that the time was propitious for my excursion.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
11  Providence is now opposed to them, when I most thought it would be propitious.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 90. The Meeting.
12  For some time, I am doubtful of Miss Shepherd's feelings, but, at length, Fate being propitious, we meet at the dancing-school.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
13  The surrounding atmosphere was propitious to this scheme of courtship.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
14  With many searchings of heart I prayed the woodland nymphs, and lord Gradivus, who rules in the Getic fields, to make the sight propitious as was meet and lighten the omen.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Context  Highlight   In BOOK THIRD
15  But when fortune is not thus propitious to him, he must contrive other means to rid himself of rivals, and must do so successfully before he can accomplish anything.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER XXX.
Example Sentence:
1  They should wait for the most propitious moment between now and the next election.
2  It was not a propitious time to start a new business.
3  Chloe consulted her horoscope to see whether Tuesday would be a propitious day to dump her boyfriend.
4  The natives offered sacrifices to propitiate the gods.
5  In those days people might sacrifice a goat or sheep to propitiate an angry god.