venturous

Part of speech: adjective

Adventurous.

Part of speech: adverb

Venturously.

Part of speech: noun

Venturousness.

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Usage examples "venturous":

  1. It was said of Sir Hugh 'that he was very active and venturous for his Majesty in the worst of Times, and very hospitable and noble with him in the best. - "Devon, Its Moorlands, Streams and Coasts", Rosalind Northcote.
  2. Once, indeed, a misguided and too venturous believer named Cooper took upon him to usurp authority, and pronounced the sentence of damnation upon a small batch of fifteen scoffers who had jeered at him and the prophet's mission. - "The Coming of the Friars", Augustus Jessopp.
  3. It was not a man with one eye, but one eye with a man attached to it: the body was but the tower of the lighthouse, of no further value, and commanding no further attention, than does the structure which holds up the beacon to the venturous mariner; and yet, upon examination, you would have perceived that the man, although small, was neatly made; that his hands were very different in texture and colour from those of common seamen; that his features in general, although sharp, were regular; and that there was an air of superiority even in the obsequious manner of the little personage, and an indescribable something about his whole appearance which almost impressed you with awe. - "The Phantom Ship", Captain Frederick Marryat.