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In the course of this process he fell into adventures, some of them, perhaps, unedifying.

They all admired and respected her, and nobody doubted the reality of her adventures.

Many a dismal and unhappy tale might be wrought out of its other adventures.

DO you reckon Tom Sawyer was satisfied after all them adventures?

He did not like to tell her that in his heart he wished to go in search of adventures.

She was anxious to hear my adventures, and the reason of my long absence.

You were always wanting to be off after adventures yourself, Uncle Matthew!

I cannot stop to tell you hardly any of the adventures that befell Theseus on the road to Athens.

Pierre was feeling very moved, for was not this the strangest of adventures?

No adventures of any sort happened to our hero in the course of his journey.

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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