Examples of opportunity in a Sentence
- A phony war because its stated objective—eradicating terrorism—is impossible and serves to mask unstated, alarmingly open-ended goals, a kind of fishing expedition that provides an opportunity for America to display its intimidating arsenal … —John Edgar Wideman, Harper's, March 2002
- Nowadays my only opportunity for an old-fashioned, self-indulgent sulk comes when I'm traveling. —Ian Frazier, Atlantic, March 2001
- I'm handing you an opportunity in the heart of the city where the whole world's heading: journalists, corporate leeches, Japanese tourists, Greco-Roman wrestlers. —Gary Smith, Illustrated, 11 Sept. 2000
- More than 90 percent of female senior managers believe that men's and women's opportunities remain unequal … —Katha Pollitt, Atlantic, November 1997
You'll have an opportunity to ask questions after the presentation.
When the opportunity came for her to prove that she could do the job, she was ready.
I had the rare opportunity of speaking to the president.
Studying abroad provides a great opportunity to learn a foreign language.
There are fewer job opportunities this year for graduates.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped me with this book.
He was given every opportunity to prove that he was trustworthy.
There is plenty of opportunity for advancement within the company.
Recent Examples of opportunity from the Web
And with its current activity - a 4.6-magnitude temblor struck the Big Island on Thursday and shook Kilauea -- there's more opportunity to come.
With rezoning hearings and other public meetings going forward, Summers added there would be considerable opportunity for public input on the housing included in the plan.
The reality is that for players like Stephens, playing in the ECHL is an opportunity to develop, but not the ideal final destination.
This danger to the more than 15,000 residents of Hilo was exactly the opportunity that Thomas Jaggar, founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, had been waiting for: to blow up a volcano.
Haspel will have the opportunity to share more information with senators in a closed-door hearing following her public testimony.
Still, with plans for high-speed internet expansion stalled at the national level, states have an opportunity to step in.
The cancellation of the 2018 award is an opportunity to remember that great works of writing aren’t decided by committee.
Fairs are a great opportunity to get exposure to all kinds of art, especially for neophytes who might otherwise find walking into a private gallery intimidating.
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Origin and Etymology of opportunity
OPPORTUNITY Defined for English Language Learners
: an amount of time or a situation in which something can be done
OPPORTUNITY Defined for Kids
- He practices guitar at every opportunity.
- “… learning secretarial skills is an exciting opportunity for me …”
- —Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy
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