inopportune moment

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inopportune moment

An unfortunate or inconvenient moment in time. I'm afraid you've caught me at an inopportune moment, as I'm just about to leave for the airport.
See also: moment
References in classic literature ?
But that perversity, which all children have more or less of, and of which little Pearl had a tenfold portion, now, at the most inopportune moment, took thorough possession of her, and closed her lips, or impelled her to speak words amiss.
It seemed a strangely inopportune moment for a proud member of a proud race to unbend in casual conversation with a captor.
The devil that lived in the brandy prompted Dirkovitch at this extremely inopportune moment to make a speech.
The storm could hardly have come at a more inopportune moment for Doncaster who, earlier in the afternoon, had been trumpeting a new PS200,000 League Cup sponsorship deal with energy firm Utilita while also confirming the entire competition will be revamped in time for the start of next season.
Spirited Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), who has glimpsed this futuristic realm by touching her own lapel pin, gatecrashes Frank's life at the most inopportune moment.
A spirited young woman called Casey Newton (Britt Robertson), who has glimpsed this futuristic realm by touching her own lapel pin, gatecrashes Frank's life at the most inopportune moment.
Wiggins launched himself from a standing start on a South Cave slip road 45 minutes later than planned after the Highways Agency chose an inopportune moment to cone off one westbound lane in order to fix a street light that had been struck in a Friday night collision.
The dissatisfaction could not have been aired at a more inopportune moment.
It truly saddens me that this article was released at such an inopportune moment.
Deandra Dottin scored a powerful 35-ball 40, before getting out in an inopportune moment that eventually swayed the game in Australia's favour.
We've likely all had the experience of our phones blinking "low battery" and powering down at the most inopportune moment.
Dean Saunders' departure to Wolves, who could easily be swapping places with Rovers, came at an inopportune moment for the south Yorkshire outfit.
For example, often mobile device users forget to set their mobile devices in a silent or vibrate mode and the device rings or makes sounds at an inopportune moment," it added.
If it is true, it has come at an inopportune moment as the I-League season is in full flow and we will find it hard to release Jeje without a fee.
With Barnes & Noble shifting its focus to e-books and Borders on the brink of a bankruptcy filing, it would seem an inopportune moment for the comeback of the independent bookstore in New York City.