EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EMPRISE
Unless this emprise succeeds he is never like to rule in Mondolfo.
He is coming so much nearer that he understands her emprise.
I felt fresh as if I had slept; my nerves were strung for emprise.
At the court he affixed his challenge, and maintained this emprise in tilt and tourney.
This time her foot was not withdrawn, and he felt that his emprise was rewarded.
A smattering of the irregular verbs will not much avail him in that emprise.
One has the sense at times of spying from ambush upon a promise of emprise and some great gain.
And the next day in the dawning when soon the sun should rise, The Cid was armed and with him all the men of his emprise.
True, I walked in the paths of pensive thought; but it was only to think of John--Blount and of the emprise we had in hand.
To me the most tender and beautiful thing in all this our great adventure and emprise was the meeting of little Arthur and Alice.
c.1300, "chivalrous endeavor," from Old French emprise (12c.) "enterprise, venture, adventure, undertaking," from Vulgar Latin *imprensa (source of Provençal empreza, Spanish empresa, Italian impresa), from *imprendere "to undertake," from in- + prehendere "to take" (see prehensile). Archaic in English; in French now with a literal sense "a hold, a grip."