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,