a. presenting favorable circumstances; fortunate; advantageous
Chloe consulted her horoscope to see whether Tuesday would be a propitious day to dump her boyfriend.
Sentence in Classic:
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
On the right, down stream, the bridge of Jena was discernible, on the left, upstream, the bridge of the Invalides; the place would have been a propitious one in which to await the night and to escape.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
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
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.
Sir Henry had numerous papers to examine after breakfast, so that the time was propitious for my excursion.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle Context
He carried his head on one side, partly in modest depreciation of himself, partly in modest propitiation of everybody else.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context