Definition of 'opportunism'
Example sentences containing 'opportunism'
Times, Sunday Times (2014)
There is an element of cynical opportunism to this.Times, Sunday Times (2006) DISRAELI: A Personal History (2004) Times, Sunday Times (2007)
This is a most rank example of political opportunism.Times, Sunday Times (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2014)
It is not always popular and has to be defended against political opportunism and crude social engineering.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Or cynics may suppose that this is an example of great hearts conscripted as pawns in a game of political opportunism.Times, Sunday Times (2008) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
There can be only one: political opportunism.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
The essential problem in this area is the cowardice, hypocrisy and opportunism of our political leaders.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
His shift from king to saint was a constantly evolving process of personal remembrance, political calculation and commercial opportunism.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Now it has turned to Britain for a satire on the political opportunism and backroom manipulation that go with it.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
The refusal of the latter to give him their consistent support was due as much to his self-destructive hedonism as to his political opportunism.The Times Literary Supplement (2014) The Sun (2012)
A masterpiece of political opportunism.The Sun (2016)
A lot of political opportunism.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
It is for that piece of political opportunism as much as any alleged personal failings that women should blame Lord Rennard.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
The finger of blame and anger should be directed at our policy makers in recent years and their contemptible combination of wishful thinking, political opportunism and incompetence.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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