• WordNet 3.6
    • n venturesomeness the trait of being adventurous
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n venturesomeness The property of being venturesome.
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In literature:

This led him to examine the face of the venturesome Indian.
"The Riflemen of the Miami" by Edward S. Ellis
You are too venturesome, my dear fellow.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
On went the boats, all large and safely manned, In competition not too venturesome.
"The Woman Who Dared" by Epes Sargent
She had already started down the driveway with her venturesome charge.
"Marjorie Dean" by Pauline Lester
Should he do so, then, indeed, would the life of the venturesome hunter be in deadly peril.
"Bruin" by Mayne Reid
But the ladies are more venturesome.
"The Complete Golfer [1905]" by Harry Vardon
His spirit, which danger had made bold and venturesome, seized upon an idea.
"The Great Sioux Trail" by Joseph Altsheler
But nothing, we imagine, could long have deferred her next step, strange and venturesome though it was.
"Famous Women: George Sand" by Bertha Thomas
Ranny, with his venturesomeness, had carried it a step further.
"The Combined Maze" by May Sinclair
She was such a venturesome, climbing little thing last year.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas

In poetry:

Ancient graves o'erhung with mosses,
Crumbling stones, effaced and green,--
Venturesome is he who crosses,
Night or day, the lonely scene.
"The Cemetery Nightingale" by Morris Rosenfeld
We looked to see your gracious blooms arise
Mid soft and wooing airs in gardens green,
Where venturesome brown bees and butterflies
Should hail you queen.
"Easter Lilies" by Susan Coolidge
And had you not been an enchantress
They would not have loitered to mock
Nor spared your white parrots who walked by their paws
With bantering venturesome talk.
"The Tale Of The Tiger-Tree" by Vachel Lindsay
We fare the fishermen's venturesome way!
Far out the bank and the big fish shoaling,
The captain narrates; and just now unrolling
Sails run to shore a swift racing match;—
Good is the catch.
"Romsdal" by Bjornstjerne Bjornson

In news:

Seattle band Bronze Fawn 's smart and venturesome rock instrumentals fill up the KEXP studios during.
With his venturesome second solo LP, Primitive Cool, Mick Jagger has finally reasserted his voice of rage and disdain — or at least he has managed to reinvoke it as much as may be possible for an artist so worldly and unsentimental.
Asked to describe their preferred business environment, some high-tech types might vote for rough-and-ready spaces, such as warehouses or garages, to confer an image of venturesomeness.