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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Opportunity  \Op`por*tu"ni*ty\,  n.;  pl  {Opportunities}.  [F. 
  opportunit['e],  L.  opportunitas  See  {Opportune}.] 
  1.  Fit  or  convenient  time;  a  time  or  place  favorable  for 
  executing  a  purpose;  a  suitable  combination  of  conditions; 
  suitable  occasion;  chance. 
 
  A  wise  man  will  make  more  opportunities  than  he 
  finds  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  Convenience  of  situation;  fitness.  [Obs.] 
 
  Hull,  a  town  of  great  strength  and  opportunity,  both 
  to  sea  and  land  affairs.  --Milton. 
 
  3.  Importunity;  earnestness.  [Obs.]  --Jer.  Taylor. 
 
  Syn:  Occasion;  convenience;  occurrence. 
 
  Usage:  {Opportunity},  {Occasion}.  An  occasion  is  that  which 
  falls  in  our  way  or  presents  itself  in  the  course  of 
  events;  an  opportunity  is  a  convenience  or  fitness  of 
  time,  place  etc.,  for  the  doing  of  a  thing  Hence 
  occasions  often  make  opportunities.  The  occasion  of 
  sickness  may  give  opportunity  for  reflection. 




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