in Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage
January 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 61 words.
One takes the opportunity, or an opportunity, or every opportunity, to do something, or, less commonly, of
in Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms
January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 60 words.
opportunity knocks a chance of success occurs. This expression comes from the proverb opportunity never knocks twice at any man's
in Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African American Experience, Second Edition
January 2005 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 322 words.
Founded in 1923, Opportunity provided a forum for young writers and artists, many of whom became famous during the Harlem
in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage
January 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 125 words.
The expressions have (or take, etc.) the (or an, every, etc.) opportunity are followed either by a
in The Oxford Handbook of Analytical Sociology
January 2011; p ublished online June 2017 .
Article. 10661 words.
This article examines how the concept of opportunity is used in analyses of choices people make and in analyses of social inequality and civil rights. It first considers the distinction...
in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 94 words.
opportunity makes a thief proverbial saying, early 13th century, often used to imply that the carelessness of the person who