• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Emprising Full of daring; adventurous.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Emprise (v. t.)


In literature:

And he prayeth Our Lord that He counsel him of this holy errand he hath emprised so as that he may honourably achieve it.
"High History of the Holy Graal" by Unknown
I have engaged my thoughts in a mad emprise.
"Four Arthurian Romances" by Chretien DeTroyes
For the true knight and loyal gentleman was gone to the Master of all honor, to learn a broader manhood and deeds of higher emprise.
"Atlantic Monthly, Vol. XII. July, 1863, No. LXIX." by Various
Is it necessary to ask how much of high emprise and honorable conduct has been found here?
"Darkwater" by W. E. B. Du Bois
He was "high strung to high emprise," and could not look behind him.
"Famous Stories Every Child Should Know" by Various
In this flannel-shirt life, however, Baden-Powell is not always on the serious emprise of soldiering.
"The Story of Baden-Powell" by Harold Begbie
Hiram still kept his boyish dreams of the adventure girl who had beckoned him from the forests to deeds of emprise.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
Youth in youthful pride or madness will a foolish emprise dare, Sager men should stop his rashness and the Brahman's honour spare!
"Maha-bharata" by Anonymous
He would not give up the emprise, he declared again, he would not be conquered save by time itself.
"The Ordeal" by Charles Egbert Craddock
I love thy courage yet, and bold emprise; 610 But here thy sword can do thee little stead.
"Milton's Comus" by John Milton
Powered of genius, panoplied of gold, We build the bastions of our high emprise.
"The True Story of Our National Calamity of Flood, Fire and Tornado" by Logan Marshall
He was "high strung to high emprise," and could not look behind him.
"The Nürnberg Stove" by Louisa de la Ramé (AKA Ouida)
They were one to a thousand on that fierce emprise.
"The New Morning" by Alfred Noyes
He was a lyric poet and the captain of a new emprise.
"Views and Reviews Essays in appreciation" by William Ernest Henley
His black eyes sparkled and he flung up his hands in the gay spirit of emprise.
"Joan of Arc of the North Woods" by Holman Day
It was a bold emprise on which he was bent, and the time was short.
"Clover and Blue Grass" by Eliza Calvert Hall
At length a Franciscan monk, named Christoval de Molina, offered himself for the emprise.
"History of The Reign of Philip The Second King of Spain" by William H. Prescott
Some new ichor stirred in Maseden's veins, firing his spirit to emprise.
"His Unknown Wife" by Louis Tracy
Professed libertine though he was, he was not the man for such perilous emprise.
"Osceola the Seminole" by Mayne Reid
Of a surety we should be ill-accounted of were we to leave such an emprise for any consideration at all.
"The Chronicle of the Discovery and Conquest of Guinea" by Gomes Eannes de Azurara

In poetry:

Whose blood, infused in ours in War's emprise,
To vindicate one Sceptre, sword, and tongue,—
As ours perchance may help to keep them wise,—
Hath made us young.
"A Royal Home-Coming" by Alfred Austin
There were no throngs to applaud that hushed adventure.
They were one to a thousand on that fierce emprise.
The shores they sought
Were armoured, past all thought.
"The Vindictive" by Alfred Noyes
Where is the King, Don Juan? Where
Each royal prince and noble heir
Of Aragon ?
Where are the courtly gallantries?
The deeds of love and high emprise,
In battle done?
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Enough, we shall have dream'd that solitary emprise,
enough, we shall have been true to our austere thought,
that, if we ne'er behold with longing human eyes
our paradise of yore, sister, we shall have sought.
""The yellow gas is fired from street to street. ."" by Christopher Brennan
Said one — he was a noble boy,
And at their gallant mock emprise
Looked keenly, with the glittering joy
Of dawning purpose in his eyes —
'Thus will I sail from strand to strand,
And fight for God and fatherland!'
"Setting Sail. On A Picture Of Three Children On The Shore" by Samuel John Stone
All my emprises have been fill'd with Thee,
My speculations, plans, begun and carried on in thoughts of Thee,
Sailing the deep, or journeying the land for Thee;
Intentions, purports, aspirations mine—leaving results to Thee.
"Prayer Of Columbus" by Walt Whitman

In news:

This hands-on lab review, from openBench Labs, tests a Xiotech Emprise 5000 SAN array in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) environment with Citrix XenServer and XenDesktop Enterprise Edition.
From December 3 to December 8 Emprise Bank will hold a company-wide food drive in partnership with the Kansas Food Bank.
A 36,000-square-foot self-storage facility in Desoto, Kan. Was recently purchased by investment group CKC Properties LLC from Emprise Bank.
A 36,000-square-foot self -storage facility in Desoto, Kan. Was recently purchased by investment group CKC Properties LLC from Emprise Bank.