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  • I felt sure my husband above me must also be having a propitious morning. Cited from Memories of Hawthorne, by Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
  • He decided to take a room and not make his appearance unless everything seemed propitious. Cited from The Honorable Percival, by Alice Hegan Rice
  • People were beginning to leave town, and the time did not seem propitious. Cited from A Houseful of Girls, by Sarah Tytler
  • Hence, in his early career, he saw no propitious moment for such a work. Cited from Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams, by William H. Seward
  • Then came a little thought in my heart -- no, it is propitious! Cited from A Voyage of Consolation, by Sara Jeannette Duncan
  • The present occasion was most propitious, and he determined to carry his plan into operation at once. Cited from Heiress of Haddon, by William E. Doubleday
  • In fact, the moment for their discovery has, in every way, been most propitious. Cited from The International Monthly Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 1, August 1850
  • They give, as nature does, a form to matter, but they give it a more propitious form. Cited from The Life of Reason, by George Santayana
  • I have nothing to do but wait for an occasion propitious to my plans. Cited from The Wonders Of Instinct, by J H Fabre
  • May heaven be propitious in what yet remains before you! Cited from Italian Letters, Vols. I and II,William Godwin
  • A propitious moment for carrying it out seemed now to have arrived. Cited from Abraham Lincoln: A History V1, by Nicolay & Hay
  • The future looked bright, and on every hand the times were propitious. Cited from Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880, by George Washington Williams
  • The time appeared to be a propitious one for such a collection.
  • It was scarcely the most propitious moment to start on such a journey. Cited from The Life of Sir Richard Burton, Thomas Wright
  • We know not the future, but the past has been propitious. Cited from Villette, by Charlotte Bronte
  • The session may last far into August, but the stars may be more propitious. Cited from Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character, by Edward Bannerman Ramsay
  • In these propitious circumstances the book was more than a book. Cited from The River War, by Winston S. Churchill
  • Everything appeared propitious, and no vessel probably ever left home under better omens. Cited from The Sea Lions, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • But night operations are somewhat difficult and extremely dangerous, except when the elements are propitious. Cited from Aeroplanes and Dirigibles of War, Frederick Talbot
  • It needs a material basis, a soil and situation propitious to its growth. Cited from The Life of Reason, by George Santayana
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Words starting with propitious

Meaning of propitious

  • adjective Presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
    propitious omens, propitious gales speeded us along, a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration