at the first opportunity

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I decided that at the first opportunity I would take Sola into my confidence and openly ask her to aid me, and with this resolution strong upon me I turned among my silks and furs and slept the dreamless and refreshing sleep of Mars.
Victor expressed his desire and intention to call upon Miss Highcamp at the first opportunity which presented itself.
And marmalade," said Sir Joseph, striking in at the first opportunity.
When I received my dismissal, I could see that she took the blackest view possible of the Colonel's motives, and that she was bent on getting the Moonstone out of her daughter's possession at the first opportunity.
Nevertheless I had every intention of escaping at the first opportunity, and going back to Bagdad.
If Moody had stolen a kiss at the first opportunity, she would have resented the liberty he had taken with her; but she would have thoroughly understood him.
As for the latter, she took such a distaste for me, that she presented me to Mademoiselle Hennequin, at the first opportunity, under the pretence that she had discovered a strong wish in the latter to possess me.
She is congratulating herself that she got rid of him before he tried to carry out a threat he recently made her that he should kill you at the first opportunity.
Last evening he had been determined to start for home at the first opportunity, to beg the forgiveness of his parents for this mad adventure.
All this we learned from one of our own warriors who had pretended to sympathize with this band and had then escaped at the first opportunity.
I see that you, too, are extremely interested and shall feel it my duty to satisfy your curiosity at the first opportunity.
The issue of the primacy of one branch over another is institutionalized by having City Council take over the reigns of government at the first opportunity,'' Garfield wrote.