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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishopportunismop‧por‧tun‧is‧m /ˌɒpəˈtjuːnɪzəm $ ˌɑːpərˈtuː-/ noun [uncountable]  CHANCE/OPPORTUNITYusing every opportunity to gain power, money, or unfair advantages – used to show disapproval He accused the diary’s publishers of blatant opportunism.
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opportunismAnd, although opportunism has often got the better of his instincts, he has tended towards social tolerance.The Republicans, still angered by the Bridgeport opportunism that cheated them of a seat, made Daley suffer for it.In general, opportunism rather than predetermination is the key.There was certainly more to it than mere opportunism.Endara criticized Arias's decision as political opportunism, claiming that he intended preparing his candidature for the 1994 presidential elections.But he was still at an experimental stage of his thinking, and this enabled his political opportunism to come into play.To her opponents, Goodright's support for minority rights looked like political opportunism.Divorced from the program of revolutionary Marxism, cadres immersed in the mass movement eventually succumb to opportunism.
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