adventure


adventure
adventure, enterprise, quest denote an undertaking, an exploit, or an experience involving hazards and requiring boldness.
Adventure so stresses the excitement or thrills associated with the encountering of risks or hardships that the word is applicable either to the event or to its emotional effect
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seek adventures for adventure’s sake

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Adventure tends to emphasize the pleasurable excitement induced by newness and strangeness as much as that induced by perils or difficulties
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the thirst for adventure . . . a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer . . . play to the confined powers— Emerson

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why fear death? Death is only a beautiful adventureFrohman

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Enterprise is applied to an undertaking rather than an experience or to the spirit required for such an undertaking. As distinguished from adventure it implies arduousness in the undertaking and initiative, resourcefulness, and sustained energy in the one who carries it through
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ripe for exploits and mighty enterprisesShak.

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fresh news is got only by enterprise and expense— Justice Holmes

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the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise is goneBurke

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Quest is used chiefly in poetry or elevated phrases to suggest days of chivalry and romantic adventure and implies a search or pursuit, always of something elusive and often unattainable
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the quest of the Holy Grail

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Analogous words: exploit, *feat, achievement: hazard, peril, risk (see DANGER)

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