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
Under the plan, U of L Athletics has also agreed to relinquish control of all October dates, which would give arena officials at least 31 more opportunities to fill the Yum Center.
But a simple twist of fate brings a potentially rich opportunity to exploit for a new reality TV show.
The Allied forces were surrounded and trapped, but had an opportunity to escape when the Germans temporarily stopped their advance.
Duchess Catherine and her husband, Prince William, and their children are currently on a royal tour of Poland and Germany, which has already provided us with plenty of memorable photo opportunities.
Mr. McCain’s 11th-hour effort to focus on the economy was generally considered a lost opportunity, and the financial collapse helped propel Mr. Obama to the presidency.
Lundblad and Jones allege that Salk administrators have for years disparaged their work, shut them out of advancement opportunities, pressured them to shrink their labs, and prevented them from being considered for lucrative grants.
But even on one-on-one match-ups with goalkeeper Tim Howard, the team failed to place a shot on goal, with wide open opportunities flying high and wide.
The effort has, predictably, backfired, with critics seizing the opportunity to note the many products the Trump Organization and Ivanka Trump’s brand make overseas.
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OPPORTUNITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of opportunity for English Language Learners
: an amount of time or a situation in which something can be done
OPPORTUNITY Defined for Kids
Definition of opportunity for Students
1 : a favorable combination of circumstances, time, and place He practices guitar at every opportunity.
2 : a chance for greater success “… learning secretarial skills is an exciting opportunity for me …” — Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy
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