These opportunities, therefore, made those men fortunate, and their high ability enabled them to recognize the opportunity
whereby their country was ennobled and made famous.
He wrote me his check for a generous sum, and then, before I had had an opportunity
to thank him, said: "I am so grateful to you, Mr.
Bulstrode I should be turning my back on an opportunity
of making my profession more generally serviceable."
He thought that she had come to Castra Regis again for the opportunity
of stealing something, and was determined that on this occasion the chance of pressing his advantage over her should not pass.
She took the first opportunity
of affronting her mother-in-law on the occasion, talking to her so expressively of her brother's great expectations, of Mrs.
He overwhelmed me with the wildest expressions of affection--exclaimed passionately, in his exaggerated Italian way, that he would hold his life henceforth at my disposal--and declared that he should never be happy again until he had found an opportunity
of proving his gratitude by rendering me some service which I might remember, on my side, to the end of my days.
With each the question is what the writer has done with his opportunity
; and each answers the question for itself in words which, if I may say so without undue solemnity, were written with a conscientious regard for the truth of my own sensations.
This young gentleman had fired his inclination as much as he had my vanity, and, as if he had found that he had an opportunity
and was sorry he did not take hold of it, he comes up again in half an hour or thereabouts, and falls to work with me again as before, only with a little less introduction.
To secure ourselves against defeat lies in our own hands, but the opportunity
of defeating the enemy is provided by the enemy himself.
 I must take this opportunity
of returning my sincere thanks to Mr.
Should I ever again have such an opportunity
of observing the wonders of the ocean?
Anselmo embraced him warmly and affectionately, and thanked him for his offer as if he had bestowed some great favour upon him; and it was agreed between them to set about it the next day, Anselmo affording opportunity
and time to Lothario to converse alone with Camilla, and furnishing him with money and jewels to offer and present to her.