opportunism

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opportunism

a situation in which one party to a CONTRACT is able to take advantage of the other party or parties to the contract. See ASYMMETRICAL INFORMATION, ADVERSE SELECTION, MORAL HAZARD.
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They saw the Black Chief step quickly back, his point upon the ground, while his opponent, his sword slipping from his fingers, clutched his breast, sank to his knees and then lunged forward upon his face.
Always it seemed to her that the Black Chief fought upon the defensive, or when he assumed to push his opponent, he neglected a thousand openings that her practiced eye beheld.
Of the opponents, though, they knew little or nothing, and now as the two sides took their places upon the black and orange squares of the great jetan board Gahan obtained, for the first time, a close view of those who opposed him.
The move was indicative of the game that U-Dor intended playing--a game of blood, rather than of science--and evidenced his contempt for his opponents.
Through the eighth round his opponent strove vainly to repeat the uppercut.
He wanted to hear more, and when his opponent arose he maneuvered the fight into a clinch over against the ropes.
Mr Azad, who secured 1,140 votes, defeated his opponent Sardar Arshad Mehmood Khan who got 649 votes.
The other 50 percent of the time, when your opponent is hitting the ball, is just as important to the outcome of the game.
Javed Abbassi secured 2322 votes and his opponent independent candidate Fazale Hadi got 2314 votes.
He grabs the spine, freezes and splits it and then he lifts the fighter into the air where he splits the opponent in half.
They're doing it to get under the skin of their opponent.
I look at my opponent and a bead of sweat drips from his forehead.