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The Scarlet Letter
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  • It perplexed, as well as shocked her, by the irreverent inopportuneness of the occasions that brought it into vivid action.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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  • They launched their company at an opportune time.
  • During the rare, inopportune social moments when I found myself squeezed between black and white, I fled to the black side,
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water

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