My good friends, he said, Roderick Fitzhugh has been adventuring, and theres his booty.
And yet much of the adventuring of life has been gained afoot.
He was in the books himself, adventuring through the printed pages of bound volumes.
When we were adventuring in the remoter parts of the world, he was my companion-friend.
The temerity of adventuring thus into the jaws of the pest now appeared to her in glaring colours.
But so far, she added humorously, you and Gale have been doing all the adventuring.
One amongst the rest, adventuring over rashly to have saved som money, was smothered and burned, never retorning out.
Nevertheless, he could not help a shiver of repugnance to adventuring at such a risk.
After sunset, the mate, adventuring up the bay, shot a yearling moose.
He was adventuring, living in the wilderness with bow and arrow.
c.1200, auenture "that which happens by chance, fortune, luck," from Old French aventure (11c.) "chance, accident, occurrence, event, happening," from Latin adventura (res) "(a thing) about to happen," from adventurus, future participle of advenire "to come to, reach, arrive at," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + venire "to come" (see venue).
Meaning developed through "risk/danger" (a trial of one's chances), c.1300, and "perilous undertaking" (late 14c.) and thence to "a novel or exciting incident" (1560s). Earlier it also meant "a wonder, a miracle; accounts of marvelous things" (13c.). The -d- was restored 15c.-16c. Venture is a 15c. variant.
c.1300, "to risk the loss of," from adventure (n.). Meaning "to take a chance" is early 14c. Related: Adventured; adventuring.