Opportunism Allusions, Definition, Citation, Reference, Information - Allusion to Opportunism

  1. Arabella, Lady squire’s wife matchmakes with money in mind. [Br. Lit.: Doctor Thorne]
  2. Ashkenazi, Simcha shrewdly and unscrupulously becomes merchant prince. [Yiddish Lit.: The Brothers Ashkenazi]
  3. Butler, Rhett southerner interested only in personal gain from Civil War. [Am. Lit.: Gone With the Wind]
  4. carpetbaggers northern politicians who settled in the South to control the Negro vote. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 84]
  5. Cowperwood, Frank A. capitalist involves politicians in shady dealings. [Am. Lit.: The Financier, Magill I, 280–282]
  6. Nostromo entrusted with a cargo of silver, manages to conceal some for his own gain. [Br. Lit.: Conrad Nostromo]
  7. Peters, Ivy shyster lawyer capitalizing in New Frontier territory. [Am. Lit.: A Lost Lady]
  8. Ravenel, Gontran de weds peasant’s plain daughter to obtain land. [Fr. Lit.: Mont-Oriol, Magill I, 618–620]
  9. Wallingford, “Get-Rich-Quick” ingenious rascal of high finance; quasi-lawful. [Am. Lit.: Get-Rich-Quick Wallingford, Hart, 150]