enterprising

Part of speech: adjective

Energetic and progressive.

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Usage examples "enterprising":

  1. If he was no shining, enterprising minister, he was a safe one, which I like better. - "Letters to His Son, 1753-1754", The Earl of Chesterfield.
  2. Besides, they're in the habit of going to Cornox and might put some enterprising lumber men on our trail. - "Vane of the Timberlands", Harold Bindloss.
  3. In the time of Nichols it did look as if they were really becoming enterprising. - "Romance", Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer.