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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of emprise.


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  • Eyach, then, would you be the chieftain over my emprises in space, and dwell with me as a seigneur among the Selenarchs?

    The Stars Are Also Fire

  • He came to his writing years with a sailor's disdain for the trifling hazards and emprises of market places and drawing rooms, and it shows itself whenever he sets pen to paper.

    A Book of Prefaces

  • Everything was lost now, utterly and irretrievably -- lost as a dozen other fine emprises had been by his sudden and ungoverned frenzy.

    Saint Martin's Summer

  • I cannot recall the time when everything connected with her did not possess for me a sweet and weird charm; when the fancy that this petite woman, with a heart and soul too great for her physique, was my guardian angel, did not stay my soul and renew my courage in all good emprises.

    Marion Harland's autobiography : the story of a long life,

  • She openly exulted in our artless flatteries of her skill; she waited jealously at the head of the kitchen stairs to hear what was said of her work, especially if there were guests; and she was never too weary to attempt emprises of cookery.

    Masterpieces of American Wit and Humor

  • He was in the better world of boyish romance, -- of gallant deeds and high emprises; of miraculous atonement and devoted sacrifice; of brave men, and those rarer, impossible women, -- the immaculate conception of a boy's virgin heart.

    A First Family of Tasajara

  • Hereof ought the good knight to be loved that by the goodness of his heart and the loyalty of his knighthood hath achieved all the emprises he undertook, without reproach and without blame.

    The High History of the Holy Graal

  • She is to stay with us, thou knowest, for use in trading and fishing, but Bridges, her master, saith some of his men are grumbling already at prospect of such peaceful emprises.

    Standish of Standish A story of the Pilgrims

  • And here let us remark, in conclusion, for all such emprises the Southern Bully is eminently the right man in the right place; and it is much to be regretted that so many far better men and truer gentlemen, have been misled to consort with him in his hazardous and unlawful enterprises.

    Social relations in our Southern States,

  • Their group - not unlike clubs of similar stripe here and coast to coast across our land - is staffed by individuals of business and professional background, engaged in extraordinary emprises.



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