opportunistic :

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o per toohni stik

  • s  taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit

  • Roving crowds, described by police as a mixture of the hungry, the criminal and the opportunistic, overwhelmed poorly prepared local police.
  • The issue facing South Asian students is far larger than a few isolated and possibly opportunistic attacks, says Unni, the Sydney coordinator of the Federation of Indian .
  • A few flourish on cottage industries, that early stage of every economy; some are the opportunistic agents of the colonial companies that formerly ruled them.
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  • Dana Perino in KOLD-TV
    White House press secretary Dana Perino says they thought it would be better to postpone the event "rather than run the risk of anyone thinking that we were being opportunistic in highlighting the issue."
  • Matt Willis in Mirror.co.uk
    After the verdict, Bourne and Willis called the case "an opportunistic attempt by Doyle and McPhail to cash in on our success".
  • Michael Ranneberger in BBC News
    At this point it's opportunistic violence,Mr Ranneberger told AP news agency. "They're not organised like an insurgency."

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