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The real purpose of the enterprise is indicated in the last clause.

Montacute undertook the enterprise on the 19th of October, 1330.

If he failed in one enterprise he would start off on another.

Young Vail applied to his father, who was a man of enterprise and intelligence.

Magua had now attained one great object of all his cunning and enterprise.

So, my dear, the enterprise requires courage and high spirits, you see!

In every Christian enterprise Deacon Sheldon has been among the foremost.

There was both a scarcity of cash and a lack of faith in the enterprise.

My associates, unable to fix it, had fled from the mine and abandoned the enterprise.

But I perceive that your associations are by no means lacking in push and enterprise: how is this?

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "an undertaking," from Old French enterprise "an undertaking," noun use of fem. past participle of entreprendre "undertake, take in hand," from entre- "between" (see entre-) + prendre "to take," contraction of prehendere (see prehensile). Abstract sense of "readiness to undertake challenges, spirit of daring" is from late 15c.

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