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 (ŏp′ər-to͞on′, -tyo͞on′)
1. Suited or right for a particular purpose: an opportune place to make camp.
2. Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time: an opportune arrival.

[Middle English, from Old French opportun, from Latin opportūnus, from ob portum (veniēns), (coming) toward port : ob, to; see ob- + portum, accusative of portus, harbor; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

op′por·tune′ly adv.
op′por·tune′ness n.
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Adv.1.opportunely - at an opportune time; "he arrived rather opportunely just when we needed a new butler"
inopportunely, malapropos - at an inconvenient time; "he arrived inopportunely just as we sat down for dinner"; "she answered malapropos"
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[ˈɒpətjuːnlɪ] ADV [remark, intervene] → oportunamente; [arrive, call] → en un momento oportuno
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advgelegen, günstig, opportun (geh); remarkan passender Stelle
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[ˈɒpəˌtjuːnlɪ] advopportunamente
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(əˈpəunənt) noun
a person who opposes. an opponent of the government; He beat his opponent by four points.
opporˈtune adjective
coming at the right time. an opportune remark.
opporˈtunely adverb
opporˈtuneness noun
opportunism noun
opporˈtunist noun
a person who takes advantage of any circumstance which will help him personally. a political opportunist.
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References in classic literature ?
Though my Wife entered the room opportunely just at that moment, I decided, after we had exchanged a few words of commonplace conversation, not to begin with her.
Fortune sent it to your honour very opportunely for present use, as your honour's money must be almost out by this time."
The young men congratulated themselves on having arrived so opportunely. The evening was employed in discussing the war; the grooms polished their arms; the young men loaded the pistols in case of a skirmish, and they awoke in despair, having both dreamed that they had arrived too late to participate in the battle.
"If people of my age WILL eat chicken-salad in the evening what are they to expect?" she enquired; and, the doctor having opportunely modified her dietary, the stroke was transformed into an attack of indigestion.
I think I must have stepped over a grateful fairy at that moment, for who else could have reminded me so opportunely of my famous manipulation of the eyebrows, forgotten since I was in the fifth form?
"And did you solve the mystery of this relation of her father who turned up so opportunely?" Wingrave asked.
This question was most opportunely put, for at that instant Mr Wititterly walked in, and to him Kate introduced her brother, who at once announced his purpose, and the impossibility of deferring it.
What was it that made her start back, and gaze upon him for a moment, and then on the ground at her feet, and make as if she would faint on his arm, had he not by opportunely treading on her toes, brought the young lady back to self-control?
"My dear UNCLE," Helene exclaimed, "you have arrived most opportunely. We have just got rid of a few dinner people, and we are going on to Carmarthen House presently.
Rubelle, who had been so opportunely found to act as nurse at Blackwater Park, to be, in all probability, one of the number.
The host of the Saracen's Head opportunely appeared at this moment, to confirm Mr.
Naseby to blow his nose and shake her hard by the hand; and then, the horse arriving opportunely, to get himself without delay into the saddle and canter off.