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I think this trip sounds like a wonderful opportunity.
The job pays well, but there's not much opportunity for career advancement.
The program gives students the opportunity to learn more about global warming.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for coming.
A series of missed opportunities have badly weakened the company.
She went to visit him in the hospital at every opportunity.
He's someone who could have been really successful, given the opportunity.
This is the American English definition of opportunity. View British English definition of opportunity.
a particle that is smaller than an atom and has no electrical charge
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