It's an opportunity
and I want you to take it," he urged.
There's nothing much to explain, mother," he said; though he explained, nevertheless--looking chiefly at Edna--that he could only meet the gentleman whom he intended to join at Vera Cruz by taking such and such a steamer, which left New Orleans on such a day; that Beaudelet was going out with his lugger-load of vegetables that night, which gave him an opportunity
of reaching the city and making his vessel in time.
When I returned to Chelicothe, alarmed to see four hundred and fifty Indians, of their choicest warriors, painted and armed in a fearful manner, ready to march against Boonsborough, I determined to escape the first opportunity
Hearing the more regular rise and fall of his breath (which, however, even then, instead of being strong and full, had a feeble kind of tremor, corresponding with the lack of vigor in his character), --hearing these tokens of settled slumber, Hepzibah seized the opportunity
to peruse his face more attentively than she had yet dared to do.
She took the first opportunity
of affronting her mother-in-law on the occasion, talking to her so expressively of her brother's great expectations, of Mrs.
All this gave great satisfaction to Anselmo, and he said he would afford the same opportunity
every day, but without leaving the house, for he would find things to do at home so that Camilla should not detect the plot.
He said no more, nor was there opportunity
, for the Warhoons were closing in about us, and together we fought, shoulder to shoulder, during all that long, hot afternoon, until the tide of battle turned and the remnant of the fierce Warhoon horde fell back upon their thoats, and fled into the gathering darkness.
Should I ever again have such an opportunity
of observing the wonders of the ocean?
Without that opportunity
their powers of mind would have been extinguished, and without those powers the opportunity
would have come in vain.
Sun Tzu said: The good fighters of old first put themselves beyond the possibility of defeat, and then waited for an opportunity
of defeating the enemy.
Collins met for breakfast a few minutes before the others appeared; and he took the opportunity
of paying the parting civilities which he deemed indispensably necessary.
Cut off as I was from all intercourse with the civilized world, and feeling the inefficacy of anything the natives could do to relieve me; knowing, too, that so long as I remained in my present condition, it would be impossible for me to leave the valley, whatever opportunity
might present itself; and apprehensive that ere long we might be exposed to some caprice on the part of the islanders, I now gave up all hopes of recovery, and became a prey to the most gloomy thoughts.