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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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Standing aside from the rush, the young man made a rapid estimate of the building in which he conceived that his adventure must lie.
Moments like those that passed before his knock was answered measure the quick breath of true adventure.
Which conclusion, under the circumstances, certainly admits Rudolf Steiner to the ranks of the true followers of Romance and Adventure.
But the more he thought upon the matter the less positive he was as to the verity of the seeming adventure through which he had passed, yet where the real had ceased and the unreal commenced he was quite unable to determine.
If this was a sleep adventure, what then was reality?
It's mere simple arithmetic-- the adding of your adventure and my adventure together.
Only a narrow potato patch separated him from the adventure.
It may seem that he was plunged very abruptly into this long adventure.
Such thrilling adventures also help the area to develop better and teach the residents that physical activities can be done in areas around you.
With museum art gallery quality illustration artwork from Hugh Keiser, The Adventures Of Pelican Pete: Annie The River Otter by Frances Keiser is the picturebook tale of a pelican named Pete and his newfound friend, Annie the Otter.
Kids in grades 4-7 are the perfect age for these adventures.
There's no time like the present to taste the great adventures this little blue planet has to offer.