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It has not; and we venture to express our confident belief, that it never will.

To her reference to Browning then, Vavasor did not venture a reply.

The contrary, I venture to think, is the point of view of most of us.

I say this not merely at a venture, but on the strength of what has happened in the past.

She was too utterly unacquainted with the ground to venture.

"I will venture a rover with you, or try long-butts or hoyles," said old Johnston.

She felt that she did not know Andrew well enough to venture to do that.

I wished much to see my sister, but was afraid to venture on that.

In the North and at Washington his venture was regarded with alarm.

The treasuries of local speech were all too poor to clothe so wild a venture.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-15c., "to risk the loss" (of something), shortened form of aventure, itself a form of adventure. General sense of "to dare, to presume" is recorded from 1550s. Noun sense of "risky undertaking" first recorded 1560s; meaning "enterprise of a business nature" is recorded from 1580s. Venture capital is attested from 1943.

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