about "encounter"

chance22

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According to dictionaries, to encounter something often means to experience something, especially something unpleasant like difficulties, setbacks. Then is it acceptable to say "encountering many opportunities"?
 
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It could be. Please give us a complete sentence in which you wish to use these words.
 

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It could be. Please give us a complete sentence in which you wish to use these words.
For example, "In the future, you are sure to encounter both many challenges and plenty of opportunities."
 

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We have both challenges and opportunities, and sometimes they are the same thing.
 

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Then is it fine to say "We encountered plenty of opportunities last year"?
 
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