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Adventure

 

a risky, dubious undertaking (often with mercenary, dishonorable goals) that depends on chance for success; an action taken without regard for the realistic possibilities and, in the overwhelming majority of cases, doomed to failure.

The reactionary circles of the monopolistic bourgeoisie often rely on adventurism in their policies. An example of adventurism on a great scale that ended in failure was the policy of Hitlerism, which reigned in Germany in the years 1933–45. In international Communist and workers’ movements political adventurism—Trotskyism, “leftist” sectarian movements, and so on—damage the unity of revolutionary forces and weaken them in the struggle with imperialism.

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Does not the principle of asymmetry empower us to use Levinas more inventively and adventurously than Robbins is willing to?
Adventurously, that story is framed by reenactments of conversations from actual television and film auditions, which serve to introduce Twain's characters--as the actors "try out" for their roles (including that of a beleaguered priest, Father Peter), the play shifts seamlessly into scenes from the story.
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Character gives his fiction location and tone - his first book was a collection of short stories, First Loves, which portrays a young dreamer adventurously growing up in Singapore.
He understood the hard work involved in multidisciplinary research, and patiently and adventurously supported it.
Orphaned at 14, for some years he traveled adventurously with a group of colorful friends (including his two half brothers by a lower-caste woman, a snake doctor, a goldsmith, a gambler, and a musician).
A sickly child, Stevenson was tubercular all his life, in spite of which he lived adventurously, traveling widely.
We have been building up a vocabulary to construct towers more economically and more adventurously," says architect Bruce Graham of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago.
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Since I went pescetarian in the new year I've been forced to look beyond my staple choice of a beefburger when trying new restaurants, and so I adventurously went for the veggie chilli burger with jalapeno cheese sauce, while my better half opted for the satay cauliflower wrap.
And after Di Maria adventurously attempted a 25-yard effort which instead landed straight at Mata's feet in the second half, the Spaniard tucking in from 10 yards.