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used in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Edward)

2 uses
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favorable circumstances for a particular purpose — especially the circumstance of good timing
  • He from his quiver chose a shaft in haste, And fitted to the cord; but as he drew The sinew, Hector of the glancing helm Hurl'd the huge mass of rock, which Teucer struck Near to the shoulder, where the collar-bone Joins neck and breast, the spot most opportune, And broke the tendon; paralys'd, his arm Dropp'd helpless by his side; upon his knees He fell, and from his hands let fall the bow.
    2.8 — Volume 2 Book 8 (56% in)
  • To whom in answer Priam, godlike sire: " 'tis as thou say'st, fair son; yet hath some God Extended o'er me his protecting hand, Who sends me such a guide, so opportune.
    2.24 — Volume 2 Book 24 (47% in)

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