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
Recent years have seen outbreaks of deadly violence against foreigners by South Africans who say the migrants are taking their jobs and opportunities.
Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) is a Major League Baseball initiative designed to provide young people from underserved and diverse communities the opportunity to play baseball and softball.
The study of ancient human DNA has not been an equal opportunity endeavor.
Devadas said the opportunity to restore the main entrance to its Jazz Age splendor was a high-point in the two-year renovation project.
Parents and caregivers will have the opportunity to meet with exhibitors and gather information on afterschool activities, tutoring options, special needs programs, sports and arts programs, as well as information on health, safety and fitness.
The festival gives visitors the opportunity to learn about Native American gardening, foods and arts, including fire cooking demonstration, a talk about trapping and hunting, and a demonstration about weaving or bag twining.
What a wonderful opportunity and a beautiful song to perform!
That temptation to dive bomb at the very first opportunity must be avoided, particularly in an endurance race.
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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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