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.
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.
3 That feature too is propitious.
4 The dew fell, but with propitious softness; no breeze whispered.
5 Her answer, therefore, was not propitious, at least not to Elizabeth's wishes, for she was impatient to get home.
6 to be propitious to me by daigning to lavish on me a slight favor.
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7 The day was declining, there was not even a cat in the lane, the hour was propitious.
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8 He awaited the propitious moment with the crafty patience of the sick.
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9 It had hardly been a propitious beginning, but he had chosen his course, and would show no swerving.
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10 Sir Henry had numerous papers to examine after breakfast, so that the time was propitious for my excursion.
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11 Providence is now opposed to them, when I most thought it would be propitious.
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12 For some time, I am doubtful of Miss Shepherd's feelings, but, at length, Fate being propitious, we meet at the dancing-school.
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13 The surrounding atmosphere was propitious to this scheme of courtship.
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.
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.
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