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  • noun Plural form of enterprize.


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  • In such cases the sheer multitude of enterprize associations and the need to make their enterprizes succeed makes such associations actually compete for members by adjusting their social contracts.

    Do Progressives Believe This?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Rural areas are especially vulnerable, as are small and medium enterprizes that often cannot cope with the volatility of oil prices [174].

    Global Environment Outlook (GEO-4)~ Chapter 7

  • Men and women at thirty years, and even earlier, have lost all spring and vivacity, and if they fail in their first enterprizes, they throw up the game.

    Uncollected Prose

  • In this pope, says he, there was a singular capacity and judgement: admirable prudence; a wonderful talent of persuasion; and in all momentous enterprizes a diligence and dexterity incredible.

    An Enquiry into the Principles of Morals

  • After thinking about this for some time, the only hint of an answer that I have is the open source community- and mind you, I don't know many in depth examples of how this works in various applications, but it seems to me that the various open source enterprizes have each found, through the various tortured or not political machinations of the different communities, functional paths to cooperative governance.

    We Need Community Managers

  • I will only at present transcribe for you, with some short connexions, two letters; by which you will see how generously Mr. Grandison sought to recover his friend to the paths of virtue and honour, when he had formed schemes, in conjunction with, and by the instigation of, other gay young men of rank, to draw him in to be a partaker in their guilt, and an abettor of their enterprizes.

    Sir Charles Grandison

  • They gained by it a considerable addition of territory, extending their dominion to the sea on all sides of the island, thereby shutting up all back-doors against the enterprizes of their enemies.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • The common class of merchants have from two to three hundred dollars; even this money is seldom their own property; in general it is either borrowed by them in Upper Egypt, at high interest, or their merchandize is bought at Esne, Kenne, or even at Cairo, upon credit: the reason is, that no truly respectable merchant of Egypt ever engages in such enterprizes.

    Travels in Nubia

  • As is usually the case in the prosecution of such enterprizes, the difficulties decreased on examination.

    Introduction, I.1

  • Compassion induced him to mitigate: He undertook the most daring enterprizes, which the fear of their consequences soon obliged him to abandon: His inborn genius darted a brilliant light upon subjects the most obscure; and almost instantaneously his

    The Monk


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