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Usage examples for propitious

  1. But this state of things, however favorable to the ingenuity of the artist, is not very propitious to the advancement of the art; and there can be little doubt that the weapons thus made by the soldiers of Blasco Nunez were of the most rude and imperfect construction. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  2. That was happiness enough for that day and the next, but on the third he began to get down to earth again and deemed the time propitious. – The Best Policy by Elliott Flower
  3. The offerings for crossing the frontier were propitious, and he pushed on to Tegea. – Hellenica by Xenophon
  4. The woman has drawn his attention from his adversaries, when, in that which seems a propitious moment, they rush down from the walls, and ere a cry from his band warn him of the danger, have well nigh surprised and secured him. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  5. 4 And Joachim said, Now I know that the Lord is propitious to me, and hath taken away all my sins. – The Forbidden Gospels and Epistles, Complete by Archbishop Wake
  6. That he could recover his mountain- capital they felt certain, and there he could remain until events should be propitious for a fresh invasion of India. – Rulers of India: Akbar by George Bruce Malleson
  7. For if, as we have seen by documentary evidence, this plan has always existed in the past, is it likely that it has been abandoned at the very moment which seems most propitious for its realization? – Secret Societies And Subversive Movements by Nesta H. Webster
  8. Shine out, propitious stars, on the renowned city of the Manhattoes; and the blessing of St. Nicholas go with thee, honest Peter Stuyvesant. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  9. Never was an opportunity, more propitious for a desperate lover. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. The moment was propitious for making an attempt which could at least do no harm, she thought. – The Panchronicon by Harold Steele Mackaye
  11. They embarked in a propitious hour, for a fair wind carried the ship right swiftly to its haven. – French Mediaeval Romances from the Lays of Marie de France by Marie de France
  12. King Apollo, hail to thee; be thou propitious to us." – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  13. The winter was not propitious to Madame Hanska either. – Balzac by Frederick Lawton
  14. Hail the occasion propitious, O British young! – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  15. Had the course of events been more propitious for Edward's great plan, Scotland and England might have been spared much suffering. – An Outline of the Relations between England and Scotland (500-1707) by Robert S. Rait
  16. I came to Bleiberg for pleasure, but the first day has not been propitious," with an apologetic glance at his dripping clothes. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  17. The ladies told me they had already made one start, but after reaching the bar, the night was not considered propitious, so they had returned. – Three Months in the Southern States, April-June 1863 by Arthur J. L. (Lieut.-Col.) Fremantle
  18. The pope promised him not only support, but active co- operation when the propitious moment for it should arrive. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  19. The lunar disc is propitious for the study of great geological phenomena. – The Moon-Voyage by Jules Verne
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