2011년 9월 23일 금요일

Dic: Synonyms: opportunity, occasion, opening, chance, break

These nouns refer to a favorable or advantageous circumstance or combination of circumstances.

  • Opportunity is an auspicious state of affairs or a suitable time:
    ... "If you prepare yourself . . . you will be able to grasp opportunity for broader experience when it appears" (Eleanor Roosevelt).
  • Occasion suggests the proper time for action:
    ... an auspicious occasion; an occasion for celebration. 
  • An opening is an opportunity affording a good possibility of success:
    ... waited patiently for her opening, then exposed the report's inconsistency.
  • Chance often implies an opportunity that arises through luck or accident:
    ... a chance for us to chat; no chance of losing.
  • A break is an often sudden piece of luck, especially good luck:
    ... got his first big break in Hollywood.
opportunity:

1(a). A favorable or advantageous circumstance or combination of circumstances.
1(b). A favorable or suitable occasion or time.
2. A chance for progress or advancement.
.... The American Heritage

CF. Dic: an opportunity (하고 싶은데 할 수 있겠다 싶은 것)

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