Exploitable set of circumstances with uncertain outcome, requiring commitment of resources and involving exposure to risk.

Use opportunity in a sentence

  • Earning scholarships and grants allows many low-income students the opportunity to attend colleges they might not have been able to afford.

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  • I create an opportunity every day with my enthusiasm for life as I do not just wait for circumstances to be ideal.

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  • Kate was excited to be given the opportunity to work at the large engineering company, as she had been looking for a well-funded research position.

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Notable Quotes

  • Where Opportunities Exist
    "Opportunities arise from a wide variety of circumstances: change, chaos, confusion, inconsistencies, ambiguity, uncertainty, etc. When looking for the next big thing, focus your search on these areas and you're more likely to find recently created opportunities that others haven't discovered yet."
    - Tom Murcko
  • The Optimist's Perspective Versus the Pessimist's
    "The optimist sees opportunity in every danger; the pessimist sees danger in every opportunity."
    - Winston Churchill


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