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The Mill on the Floss
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  • "That would be unlucky," said Mrs. Tulliver, entering thoroughly into the possibility of an inopportune decease.
  • Still, the sight of the peacock opportunely spreading his tail on the stackyard wall, just as they reached Garum Firs, was enough to divert the mind temporarily from personal grievances.
  • The entrance of supper opportunely adjourned this difficulty, and relieved Mr. Riley from the labor of suggesting some solution or compromise,—a labor which he would otherwise doubtless have undertaken; for, as you perceive, he was a man of very obliging manners.
  • And as it is, I think I will pardon you for running away in an inopportune manner, and giving your friends no notice.
  • Maggie, we know, was apt to forget the thing she was doing, and she had chosen an inopportune moment for her remark; her foot slipped, but happily Mr. Stephen Guest held her hand, and kept her up with a firm grasp.

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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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