• 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
Adventures Of A Post-War Sportsman Adventures Of A Post-War Sportsman
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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  • Lord Byron
    “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
    “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
    “I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.”
  • David Grayson
    David Grayson
    “Adventure is not outside man; it is within.”
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
    “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.”


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

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.

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