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  • n. Plural form of adventurer.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • That slighting reference to gentlemen adventurers, with just a perceptible emphasis of the _adventurers_, was not to his taste.

    Lords of the North

  • Maybe it has to do with the care and time they devote to their good looks, maybe it is a historical treat of mixing lighter-haired Slavs with darker-skinned adventurers from the Mediterranean for a couple of centuries, and perhaps it is simply a magic that casts its spell on everyone.

    Girls Go Postal! | Belgrade Women

  • Those who stayed in England and provided the needed capital were called "adventurers," a word that echoes still in today's "venture capitalist."

    A Short (Sometimes Profitable) History of Private Equity

  • Our mighty band of ragged adventurers is getting ready to storm the citadel.

    Statement of Intent, 6/2/09

  • At the end of the 1840's, when gold and silver were found in California and Nevada, the passion for profit brought quite a few adventurers from the eastern part of the United States.

    THE VALLEY OF THE MOON

  • About the middle of the seventeenth century certain French adventurers set out from the fortified island of St. Christopher in longboats and hoys, directing their course to the westward, there to discover new islands.

    Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates : fiction, fact & fancy concerning the buccaneers & marooners of the Spanish Main

  • So a swarm of greedy adventurers from the North swooped down upon the South, cajoled the negroes into voting for them, and soon had the government of these states under their control.

    This Country of Ours: The Story of the United States

  • When the burden of domestic duties grew grievous, and the fireside mood expanded to a constant protest against its bleak loneliness, the adventurers from the Southland, in lieu of better, paid the stipulated prices and took unto themselves native wives.

    The Wife of the King

  • His purposes were vague: he planned the establishment of a colony on the new Western lands; he had relations with certain Spanish adventurers who wished the independence of Mexico; he hinted at securing the secession of the Western

    Formation of the Union, 1750-1829

  • Some of us here, who are troubled with memories, can easily recall the revolt of Texas, which had previously and by system been filled with adventurers from the United States, and the absorption, a few years later, of that province by the Northern

    London: Saturday, September 30, 1865

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