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He was Pepsy's steady comrade and the partner of all her adventurous escapades.

No adventurous step had ever since the day they were created pierced beyond them.

So saying he hurled the adventurous Frenchman half down the corridor.

No one but an adventurous traveller can know the luxury of sleep.

Certainly, in his long and adventurous career Bismarck was often close to death.

Esther had strangely never noted this adventurous way of entering.

Of all these nations it was the Phenicians who were the most adventurous.

The least eventful of lives would be adventurous if placed alongside of mine.

I have told you that the adventurous spirit is not my strongest characteristic.

Here it was that Quesada, the adventurous Spaniard, had sought this treasure.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., "hazardous" (also "occurring by chance," late 14c.), from Old French aventuros "chance, accidental, fortuitous;" of persons, "devoted to adventure" (Modern French aventureux), from aventure (see adventure (n.)). Sense evolution is through "rash, risk-taking" (c.1400), "daring, fond of adventure" (mid-15c.).

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