Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (18701938). Rogets International Thesaurus. 1922.
Class I. Words Expressing Abstract Relations
Section VI. Time
3. Time with reference to an Effect or Purpose
OCCASION, opportunity, opening, room, scope, space, place, liberty, show [colloq., U. S.]; suitable time, suitable season, proper time, proper season; high time; opportuneness &c. adj.; tempestivity [obs.].
nick of time; golden opportunity, well-timed opportunity, fine opportunity, favorable opportunity; clear stage, fair field; mollia tempora [L.]; spare time (leisure) [See Leisure].
CRISIS, turn, emergency, juncture, conjuncture; turning point, given time.
IMPROVE THE OCCASION; seize [See Taking] an opportunity or an occasion; use [See Use] an opportunity or an occasion; give [See Giving] an opportunity or an occasion.
suit the occasion (be expedient) [See Expedience].
strike the iron while it is hot, battre le fer sur lenclume [F.], make hay while the sun shines, seize the present hour, take time by the forelock, prendre la balle au bond [F.].
OPPORTUNELY &c. adj.; in proper time, in proper course, in proper season; in due time, in due course, in due season; for the nonce; in the nick of time, in the fullness of time; all in good time; just in time, at the eleventh hour, now or never.
BY THE WAY, by the by; en passant [F.], à propos [F.]; pro re natâ [L.], pro hac vice [L.]; par parenthèse [F.], parenthetically, by way of parenthesis; while on this subject, speaking of; par exemple [F.]; extempore; on the spur of the moment, on the spur of the occasion; on the spot (early) [See Earliness].
Ones hour is come, the time is up.
That reminds me.
Bien perdu bien connu.
È sempre lora.
Ex quovis ligno non fit Mercurius.
Nunc aut nunquam.
There is a tide in the affairs of men Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune.Julius Cæsar
The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on.Omar KhayyámFitzgerald