This journalistic term can be used to describe an innocent delay of a story until a more propitiousmoment, or a manipulative delay of a story until it can do the most damage.
Even under far less propitious circumstances, military occupations have commonly been successful.
The summer of 1802 was thus a propitious moment to enhance Bonaparte’s authority.
As was clear then and since, this wasn’t the most propitious moment to draw a line in the sand – neither Britain or France were in a position to actually defend Poland.
The United States was founded on the pro-liberty ideals of the eighteenth century; the nineteenth century might not have provided such propitious foundations.
It could furnish the most propitious conditions for capturing popular sentiment and guaranteeing a successful campaign.
There was a brief, perfect Elizabethan moment when conditions were propitious and all was well.
He had no qualms or ‘superstitions’ about certain days or times being more propitious for carving than others, though he did try not to work on Sundays, when he attended his local African Church.
We are therefore at a propitious moment for the development of a broader, more detailed theory of rhetoric in the cinema, one that would embrace all the persuasive, sensual, and emotional devices of the medium.
Rarely has a superpower cared so much about a speck on the international diplomatic horizon; rarely at such a propitious moment in history have we had such good fortune.
The timing couldn’t have been more propitious .
This was a daring and optimistic bet on what in the context was a largely new form of governance, coming to life and being tested under conditions that were hardly propitious .
While there is scant information as to the details of their minor motor bike accident, the timing seemspropitious for getting the athletes away from any immediate access to them.
It’s also a propitious opportunity to literally move the debate out beyond the Beltway directly to the people.
The straight horizontal and vertical strokes of the characters had been cut into the shapes ofpropitious things, such as lucky birds, lotuses and guavas.
Did non-involvement signify successful resistance or were villages simply waiting for a morepropitious time to become engaged?
Two or three decades hence conditions may be propitious for the emergence of a new international system – one with many influential actors in a regime of organically evolving interdependence.
As a man he felt it his duty to take over the brewery, but because his knowledge of beer was limited to the tasting, he thought to consult the stars as to the most propitious of moments to add the yeast to the barley.
Hence it happens to be the responsibility of society to provide a propitious environment for the mentally challenged.
This disenchantment with Keynesianism provided a propitious environment within which alternative approaches to economic analysis and political management could flourish.
Thus his disparaging report was launched into a propitiously fertile environment.
And, more propitiously , that day, a sacrifice was called for, yet no one was pure enough to perform those sacred duties.
Meanwhile, astute feminists and discerning men are encouraged to reconsider their aggressive attacks on each other and to support young women who are anxious to direct their life goals more propitiously.
Because this accidentally but propitiously takes place on opening night on the stage, the audience thinks it is part of the performance.