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
In the end, there was an opportunity to join some very good friends at PSG, in an incredible city and at a club that has great potential.
Some former officials were disappointed, saying Mr. Trump was squandering an opportunity to use a presidential visit to extract meaningful measures from the Chinese.
His longest foreign trip yet, with stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines, provides Trump an opportunity to look presidential and talk tough about North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
The goal of the complex format was to reward drivers who were more aggressive during the regular season by presenting an opportunity to accrue points that would carry into the playoffs.
Auburn is playing at 11 a.m. on the road and Alabama's kickoff is at 7 p.m., so this is an opportunity to catch what should be a milestone moment for UAB football.
Aside from one woman, who came to ask questions about senior fares, nobody took advantage of the opportunity to make a public comment for the record.
These town hall meetings will be an important opportunity for the entire community to hear from Lt.
American political leaders know that creating more economic opportunity and civic integration at home is a precondition for success in many affairs abroad.
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Definition of opportunity for Students
- He practices guitar at every opportunity.
- “… learning secretarial skills is an exciting opportunity for me …”
- —Lemony Snicket, The Austere Academy
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