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Definitiongood circumstances for a particular purpose — especially the circumstance of timing
- It perplexed, as well as shocked her, by the irreverent inopportuneness of the occasions that brought it into vivid action.Chapter 5 -- Hester at her Needle (89% in)
- But that perversity, which all children have more or less of, and of which little Pearl had a tenfold portion, now, at the most inopportune moment, took thorough possession of her, and closed her lips, or impelled her to speak words amiss.Chapter 8 -- The Elf-child and the Minister (42% in)
- Individuals of wiser faith, indeed, who knew that Heaven promotes its purposes without aiming at the stage-effect of what is called miraculous interposition, were inclined to see a providential hand in Roger Chillingworth's so opportune arrival.Chapter 9 -- The Leech (34% in)
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