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. The story, on this occasion, being Miss Lavinia's story, the polite contradictions necessary to its successful progress were naturally transferred from the sister to the brother, and became contradictions on Sir Joseph's side.
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.
There one million living dementia Now we're told it will be published 'at the first opportunity in 2019' - a statement that smacks more of lip service than a firm commitment.
But when your working week sees you wearing the same five drab outfits day in, day out, the ladies of soapland can be forgiven for getting over-excited at the first opportunity to throw a posh dress on.
Although Roberts, of Middleton Road, Kensington, didn't have any stolen items on him when he was caught on April 4 he admitted burglary and pleaded guilty at the first opportunity. Judge Stephen Clarke said a third strike burglar should have been jailed for a minimum of three years but as his previous offences where when he was young he reduced the sentence to two years in a young offenders' institute.
It is blindingly obvious that at the first opportunity one or the other will be fatally stabbed.
However, Maguire rolled in a 108 break in frame 13 and wrapped up the match at the first opportunity.
Education secretary Fiona Hyslop said: "By ensuring support is in place at the first opportunity, we can give every young person the chance to reach their potential.
Sadly, history shows that the oppressed often become the oppressors at the first opportunity, rather than dedicating themselves to the compassion they were denied.