adventurousness

Definitions

  • Valiant Champions on Their Adventure--1-42-086
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n adventurousness the trait of being adventurous
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Additional illustrations & photos:

The Adventures of Tom Thumb The Adventures of Tom Thumb
Jack set off in search of new adventures Jack set off in search of new adventures
THE ADVENTURES OF AN ELF THE ADVENTURES OF AN ELF
Adventures Of A Post-War Sportsman Adventures Of A Post-War Sportsman
MORE ADVENTURES OF A POST-WAR SPORTSMAN MORE ADVENTURES OF A POST-WAR SPORTSMAN
THE ADVENTURE WITH SCYLLA THE ADVENTURE WITH SCYLLA
Tommy's adventure Tommy's adventure

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Charles Dodgson, also known as Lewis Carroll, wrote "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" after Alice Pleasance Liddell. It was to be believed he fell in love with her and asked the parents if he could some day marry her. The parents disconnected their friendship. Alice Liddell has 12 letters, as does the pen name Lewis Carroll. It's a coincidence he uses 2 r's where the 2 d's are, as with the 2 L's.
    • n Adventurousness The quality or state of being adventurous; daring; venturesomeness.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Cutthroat Island is the biggest movie flop in history, losing an estimated $81 million. It’s almost double the loss of the second-biggest money loser, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ($48.1 million).
    • n adventurousness The quality of being adventurous; daring.
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Quotations

  • Lord Byron
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    “And yet a little tumult, now and then, is an agreeable quickener of sensation; such as a revolution, a battle, or an adventure of any lively description.”
  • Gilbert K. Chesterton
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    “An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”
  • Amelia Earhart
    Amelia Earhart
    “Adventure is worthwhile.”
  • Vincent Van Gogh
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    “I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.”
  • David Grayson
    David Grayson
    “Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
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    “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.”

Usage

In literature:

He would do great things, live great adventures, then come back to scoff at them!
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
Detailing the Marvellous Adventures of the Earth's Warriors in Unknown Worlds.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putman Serviss
Where shall we adventure, to-day that we're afloat, Wary of the weather and steering by a star?
"A Mother's List of Books for Children" by Gertrude Weld Arnold
Ill was it, then, for the success of the adventure, that Captain Francis had suffered so heavy a wound in the marketplace.
"Under Drake's Flag" by G. A. Henty
What induces you to risk your life in an adventure of this sort?
"A Maker of History" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The man relates his adventure with two giants and their mother.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
His academical career having been thus suddenly cut short, he entered in a little while upon one better suited to his adventurous nature.
"James Fenimore Cooper" by Thomas R. Lounsbury
Columbia Falls had heard of our adventure, and was prepared to do us honor.
"Tenting To-night" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The cover of the man-hole was loosened and, one after another, the adventurers crawled out on the small deck or platform.
"Under the Ocean to the South Pole" by Roy Rockwood
All the riffraff adventurers of Siberia swarmed to the west coast of America.
"Vikings of the Pacific" by Agnes C. Laut
At camp-fire he told us about his adventures in France.
"Roy Blakely, Pathfinder" by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The boys by this time thought their adventures at an end, but more were soon to follow.
"The Rover Boys in the Air" by Edward Stratemeyer
I had had my first adventure.
"The Harbor" by Ernest Poole
So they said goodbye at the Swiss Cottage, and the adventures of Pocket Upton began in earnest.
"" by E.W. Hornung
I think those wars and adventures with the Pixies are just the thing for boys like me.
"Old Farm Fairies:" by Henry Christopher McCook
Bravery and Stirring Adventures of Missionaries in all Parts of the World.
"The Romance of War Inventions" by Thomas W. Corbin
There is as bold an adventure even now preparing as ever set forth from these shores.
"Antony Waymouth" by W.H.G. Kingston
As Bob's hero, he had always written to the boy, telling him of his adventures, encouraging him in his desire to become an aviator.
"Famous Flyers" by J. J. Grayson
There was none which opened for us any door of adventure.
"Seeing Things at Night" by Heywood Broun
Sometimes the adventure, unlike good children, is to be heard, not seen.
"Everyday Adventures" by Samuel Scoville
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In poetry:

The mariner remembers when a child,
On his first voyage, he saw it fade and sink;
And when, returning from adventures wild,
He saw it rise again o'er ocean's brink.
"By The Seaside : The Lighthouse" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
WINIFRED. And scarce believe in;
A wound skin-deep, at most. I must be gone;
Last night's adventure has done worse for me
Than start vain fears; it lost me precious hours
"The Wynnes Of Wynhavod. Act IV" by Emily Pfeiffer
Aid me, Bellona, while the dreadful fight
Betwixt a nation and two whales I write.
Seas stained with gore I sing, adventurous toil,
And how these monsters did disarm an isle.
"The Battle of the Summer Islands : Canto 1" by Edmund Waller
Or risen from play at your pale raiment's hem
God, grown adventurous from all time's repose,
Or your tall body climbed the ivory tower
And kissed upon your mouth the mystic rose.
"A Little Litany" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton
The song of the bird was wine in his blood,
And woman the odorous bloom:
His master's great adventure stirred
Within him to mingle the bloom and bird,
And morn ere its coming illume.
"The Young Princess -- A Ballad Of Old Laws Of Love" by George Meredith
Sweet May it is come, and the trees are in bloom--
Who wills may sit listless with sorrow at home!
As the clouds go a-roving up there in the sky,
So away for a life of adventure am I!
"The Call Of The Road" by Franz Emanuel August Von Geibel

In news:

Air and Fire was a wonderfully ambient tropical adventure, Soft a devastating contemporary London thriller.
The setting for the Bachelorette finale in Bora Bora is beautiful, and when you venture outside the lush resort grounds, there's certainly no shortage of adventure to be found.
Last May I shared my experience of steaming a loaf of classic steamed Boston Brown Bread in a can — one of my most memorable Yankee kitchen adventures to date.
More and more kayak anglers are mounting waterproof video cameras to their kayaks to get hands-free video footage of their fishing adventures.
She's not wearing a pink ball gown or a tiara, but a teal "adventure dress," complete with archery glove and bow and arrow .
The Continuing Adventures of Emmett Kelly.
Which has WNYC's Sara Fishko looking back at a New York Phil concert of long ago – one which featured a great conductor, an adventurous soloist – and a battle.
Find out about Tulsa-born writer Sterling Gates' upcoming run on Adventure Comics at the DCU Source blog.
Photos from the World Cafe Travel Adventure to New Orleans: The Soul Rebels Brass Band , Rebirth Brass Band and a cooking class.
Here's some more photos from the World Cafe Travel Adventure to New Orleans.
Photos from the World Cafe Travel Adventure to New Orleans: The Soul Rebels Brass Band, Rebirth Brass Band and a cooking class.
It's a sensational story with a Hollywood deal, but the adventures of Colton Harris-Moore, aka 'The Barefoot Bandit,' is really a tragedy, his attorneys tell a judge at a hearing Friday.
The "Kiss the Girl" scene from the Little Mermaid : Ariel's Undersea Adventure ride at Disney California Adventure.
A trip through this region is the focus of the travel/adventure film "The Great Rocky Mountain RV Adventure," which is the next offering in the 2011-12 World Travel Series at SUNY Fredonia.
It's best to have an interesting adventure destination in the bag when your daily ride is the likes of the Suzuki V-Strom 650 Adventure.
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In science:

It touches upon a small portion of the literature, whose selection is biased by my current interests and by some of my own adventures in de Sitter space.
Adventures in de Sitter space
Patricia Ryan, coach of the Stanford Improvisors, has affected my life in a very positive way. I say “yes ” more often now, I have more adventures, and I l earnt it’s ok if things don’t always work out.
Experimental Quantum Computation with Nuclear Spins in Liquid Solution
Gell-Mann, The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex (W.H.
Nonextensive statistical mechanics: A brief review of its present status
In general I support caution, however on this occasion we will be adventurous; we will use the published data without further reservations, with the aim of pushing existing information to the limit.
Exploring the mirror matter interpretation of the DAMA experiment: Has the dark matter problem been solved?
We have to be innovative, adventurous and unconventional, perhaps even iconoclastic,60 not only about our technical-mathematical machinery, but also about the conceptual and philosophical underpinnings of our fundamental theories of Nature—with QG in particular, since it is arguably the deepest of them all.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
In usual reviews of detective-adventure stories it is forbidden to give away the plot, but for this review I believe it is mandatory.
Book Review of Stephen L. Adler's, "Quantum theory as an emergent phenomenon."
Neat, huh? (Appropriate to an adventure story, the line from the song in “Casablanca” comes to my mind, “The fundamental things apply as time goes by.”) From this, the (sandwiched, averaged) usual Heisenberg equation of motion for any polynomial of the x’s follows.
Book Review of Stephen L. Adler's, "Quantum theory as an emergent phenomenon."
Through the looking-glass: Alice’s adventures in mirror world.
Mirror particles and mirror matter: 50 years of speculation and search
Els¨asser) for the pioneering work to start our adventures with 6Li.
Ultracold Fermi gases in the BEC-BCS crossover: a review from the Innsbruck perspective
Banks, Towing Icebergs, Falling Dominoes, and Other Adventures in Applied Mathematics, Princeton University Press 1998.
Domino Waves
Gell-Mann M, The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex, W. H.
Organization and Complexity in a Nested Hierarchical Spin-Glass like Social Space
The precision Z line shape has been an adventure story with significant implications.
Summary of Expermental Electroweak Physics
Without our knowledge of gravity this would be a rather hazardous adventure.
Symmetries and interactions in matrix string theory
The Hamiltonian formalism of classical mechanics, which among other adventures gives us the unique way for construction of the quantum theory.
On the Hamiltonian Description of Fluid Mechanics
We need to approach the new landscape at each step in energy with an adventurous spirit buttressed by a purposeful plan for systematic observation.
Learning to See at the Large Hadron Collider
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