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  • During the first months, Senator Trueba shared the opportunism of his class.†   (source)
  • There was no sign of victims or fresh blood, leading us to believe that some time had passed since the recreational vehicle mounted the plow, probably in a moment when opportunism seemed an easily defensible failing, given the situation.†   (source)
  • Behind the rapes and other abuse heaped on women in much of the world, it's hard not to see something more sinister than just libido and prurient opportunism.†   (source)
  • Glancing at Prusias, Max saw the king leaning forward and staring hard at the remaining vials—ever the opportunist.†   (source)
  • A shameful, unscrupulous opportunist!†   (source)
  • "Opportunist actions" that would provoke Nazi reprisals should be avoided.†   (source)
  • Brothers, this man is a-a-opportunist!†   (source)
  • violence, with some authors emphasizing one cause, others adducing concatenations of causes, primary and secondary: colonialism's legacies (especially the propagation of the myth that Tutsis were a superior race of alien invaders); past and present violence that hardened ethnic prejudice and helped to beget further violence; political opportunism that took advantage of a largely uneducated population, imbued, some have said, with the habit of obedience; overpopulation, environmental degradation, and economic distress that led to competition for dwindling resources; the harmful and appalling role played by France and the criminally negligent response of the United Nations, the Unite†   (source)
  • Attolia saw his smile, without any hint of self-effacement or flattery or opportunism, a smile wholly unlike that of any member of her court, and she hit him across the face with her open hand.†   (source)
  • An amoral opportunist.†   (source)
  • Not only was d'Anjou a consummate liar when it counted most and an opportunist of the first rank, but he was extraordinarily resourceful.†   (source)
  • His talent didn't necessarily reside in a wisdom for capital and markets but rather in an expert and unflinching opportunism, the hunch for the big kill.†   (source)
  • Oh, what ghoulish opportunism are writers prone to!†   (source)
  • The commissar's naivete embarrassed him, but the sly sophistication of the commandant and his aide-two sneering and dissembling opportunists-was no better.†   (source)
  • And even the necessity for the right kind of compromise does not eliminate the need for those idealists and reformers who keep our compromises moving ahead, who prevent all political situations from meeting the description supplied by Shaw: "smirched with compromise, rotted with opportunism, mildewed by expedience, stretched out of shape with wirepulling and putrefied with permeation."†   (source)
  • MOTHER-JACQUES: Opportunists!†   (source)
  • This opportunist thinks that because he's got a little more education he's better than anybody else.†   (source)
  • What's that supposed to mean, 'opportunist actions'?†   (source)
  • I tell you this opportunist had that reporter sent up there.†   (source)
  • All opportunist actions, and all bloody good ones, if you ask me.†   (source)
  • Brothers, this man is a pure dee opportunist!†   (source)
  • But they're opportunists.†   (source)
  • But really, in fact I don't mind her opportunism, her wishful pluck, the way her voice positively rings with the joyous vibrancy of commerce (a note I sorely miss).†   (source)
  • His hard line was also meant to draw attention from the more pointed talk of his alleged adultery with a woman whose name was now public, rumors he was saying were the work of certain political opportunists.†   (source)
  • He was a valorous opportunist who pounced hoggishly upon every opportunity Colonel Korn discovered for him and trembled in damp despair immediately afterward at the possible consequences he might suffer.†   (source)
  • Opportunists like you shouldn't have them.†   (source)
  • It was during this period that he learned the deliberate and responsible opportunism that later was so characteristic of his statecraft.†   (source)
  • he would have joined the Yankee army, Father said, only he was not a soldier and knew that he would either be killed or die of hardship and so not be present on that day when the South would realise that it was now paying the price for having erected its economic edifice not on the rock of stern morality but on the shifting sands of opportunism and moral brigandage.†   (source)
  • Young accused Swann of being a traitor to the workers, an opportunist, a collaborator with the police, and an adherentof Trotsky.†   (source)
  • Hence the common divorce of opportunism from virtue and the resultant degeneration of human existence.†   (source)
  • But that, at least, lets them be opportunists.†   (source)
  • He is a contemptible Bernard and opportunist, and he doesn't believe in God; he took the bishop in!†   (source)
  • Moreover, the path of the practical politician pointed the same way; for, argued this opportunist, if we cannot peacefully reconstruct the South with white votes, we certainly can with black votes.†   (source)
  • They called each other names—opportunist, cynic, pessimist—and I found myself frightened.†   (source)
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