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venture +‎ -ous



venturous (comparative more venturous, superlative most venturous)

  1. Adventurous; venturesome; willing to undertake activities involving risk.
    • 1678, John Bunyan, The Pilgrim’s Progress from This World, to That which is to Come: [], London: [] Nath[aniel] Ponder [], →OCLC; reprinted in The Pilgrim’s Progress as Originally Published by John Bunyan: Being a Fac-simile Reproduction of the First Edition, London: Elliot Stock [], 1875, →OCLC, page 78:
      [H]e ſhewed me a ſtately Palace, and how the People were clad in Gold that were in it; and how there came a venturous Man and cut his way through the armed men that ſtood in the door to keep him out; and how he was bid to come in, and win eternal Glory.
    • 1709, Matthew Prior, “Henry and Emma. []”, in The Poetical Works of Matthew Prior [], volume I, London: [] W[illiam] Strahan, [], published 1779, →OCLC, page 246:
      Let Prudence yet obſtruct thy venturous way; / And take good heed, what men will think and ſay: / That beauteous Emma vagrant courſes took; / Her father's houſe and civil life forſook; / That, full of youthful blood, and fond of man; / She to the wood-land with an exile ran.