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At 7.30 my brother and Windich returned, and were surprised to hear of our adventure.

Even Hope's strong constitution felt the shock of this adventure.

Where would be the fun of such an adventure if you had it alone?

For was not this the adventure of which she had so often dreamed?

Well, and aren't you as fond of adventure as anybody in the wide world?

Of course she might be out merely for adventure, just as she said.

You have to go out into the world to get adventure and romance!

How can I get adventure and romance in a place where I know everybody?

It was a relief to turn to the question of my own adventure.

Who in his boyhood has not felt the delight of freedom and adventure?

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, auenture "that which happens by chance, fortune, luck," from Old French aventure (11c.) "chance, accident, occurrence, event, happening," from Latin adventura (res) "(a thing) about to happen," from adventurus, future participle of advenire "to come to, reach, arrive at," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + venire "to come" (see venue).

Meaning developed through "risk/danger" (a trial of one's chances), c.1300, and "perilous undertaking" (late 14c.) and thence to "a novel or exciting incident" (1560s). Earlier it also meant "a wonder, a miracle; accounts of marvelous things" (13c.). The -d- was restored 15c.-16c. Venture is a 15c. variant.

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