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adventure story

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n adventure story a story of an adventure
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Usage

In literature:

The adventures of Ben Clark, the hero of the story and Jake the cook, cannot fail to charm the reader.
"Dick, Marjorie and Fidge" by G. E. Farrow
A Story of Adventure and Peril.
"How It All Came Round" by L. T. Meade
I have a collection of short stories that Mr. Catlin wrote of his adventures in Alaska.
"The Blue Birds' Winter Nest" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Various stories are related of his adventures in these his early years, which may or may not be entirely authentic.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
I like the adventure stories the best, but the athletic stories are good, also.
"Owen Clancy's Happy Trail" by Burt L. Standish
The story of adventure consists of a succession of interesting or thrilling incidents.
"Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism" by F. V. N. Painter
Scores of stories are told of the young captain's adventures.
"Historic Boyhoods" by Rupert Sargent Holland
He was sure that Theodora would turn up soon, alive and well, and full of entertaining stories of her adventure.
"Teddy: Her Book" by Anna Chapin Ray
The Story of His Adventurous Career in the Ringwaak Wilds, and His Triumphs over the Enemies of His Kind.
"Princess Zara" by Ross Beeckman
Owen proposed that each man should recount his adventures, tell a story, or sing a song.
"Owen Hartley; or, Ups and Downs" by William H. G. Kingston
No actual adventure of Wild Edric or Raymond of Lusignan gave rise to these stories.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
George Brown, thirsting for a good adventure, and disbelieving in the ghost-story, declares that he will go in Dickson's place.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley
His narrative has an autobiographical basis and contains some of the most marvelous stories of adventure ever published.
"Sara Crewe" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
At an early age boys delight in stories that are full of the excitement of adventure, conflict and mystery.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 10" by Charles Herbert Sylvester
So runs the story of Captain Smith's remarkable adventure.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The adventures of Ben Clark, the hero of the story and Jake the cook, cannot fail to charm the reader.
"Slow and Sure" by Horatio Alger
The stories of furs and the promise of greater possessions to be had in the wilderness grew and so did the number of adventurers.
"Blue Ridge Country" by Jean Thomas
When at Trigger's I had often read stories of African adventure.
"The Great White Queen" by William Le Queux
Squanto himself came to see Massasoit several times, and from him Philip heard the story of his adventures across the sea.
"Four American Indians" by Edson L. Whitney
I sat smoking quietly while Winter told the story of our adventure.
"The Motor Pirate" by George Sidney Paternoster
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In poetry:

A fearless rider on his father's knee,
An eager listener unto stories told
At the Round Table of the nursery,
Of heroes and adventures manifold.
"The Castle-Builder. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The Third)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And in the lonely Highland dell
Still do they keep the Turtle-shell
And long the story will repeat
Of the blind Boy's adventurous feat,
And how he was preserved.
"Memorials Of A Tour In Scotland, 1803" by William Wordsworth
THE nun's adventure I in verse have told,
But not in colours, like the action, bold;
And as the story in the picture fails,
The latter seems to lose in my details.
The pen and brush express not quite the same;
Eyes are not ears, however we may aim.
"The Picture" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

Little did we know that Cindy Chen 's outfit told a story of extensive travel and an adventurous spirit.
Shot in the Taï Forest of Africa's Ivory Coast, the real-life story follows the adventures of Oscar, a young chimp left to fend for himself after his mother dies.
Enlarge Martin Griff / The Times Several of the 30 Elvis impersonators, clad in white and red jumpsuits, ride Six Flag Great Adventure’s new the 24-story high SkyScreamer extreme swing in Jackson on Thursday, May 17, 2012.
A shadow has been cast over the storied Solar Odyssey Adventure aboard the sun-powered Ra.
So Len and I have had a chance to explore adventure stories, SciFi, vampires, a western.
'The Great Mountain,' an adventure story with environmental theme, on stage.
Light Rain / 50° F. Members of Boy Scout Troop 21 attended a monthly parent meeting held by the Purpose of God Annex, sharing stories of adventure and inviting parents to register their children.
History buffs and adventure seekers now have a new opportunity to explore the story behind the Hatfield and McCoy feud with the recent launch of The Hatfield McCoy Geo Trail.
If you have a yen for real-life adventure stories, here are five paperbacks you want to be sure to slip into your vacation bag this summer.
Adirondack Shakespeare Company's original children's programming continues this year with "The Twelve Labors of Hercules, " a fantastical adventure story written by Jessica Hackett.
With this work, Keaton began to display a dramatic sense to complement his comic sensibility—like The General, it is built with the integrity of a high-adventure story.
Entreventures will bring you weekly stories about entrepreneurs, innovations and innovative ideas from my globetrotting adventures.
She was an intrepid child, always coming home with scrapes and bruises, but also with great stories of "adventures.".
When people take the pledge to "Live Generously" on GenerousTuesday.com, they're invited to share their story with friends and invite them to join in the adventure.
George Lucas with a 1923 Norman Rockwell painting, "Boy Reading Adventure Story," from his collection, currently on display at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC 6645552 (CBS).
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In science:

In usual reviews of detective-adventure stories it is forbidden to give away the plot, but for this review I believe it is mandatory.
Book Review of Stephen L. Adler's, "Quantum theory as an emergent phenomenon."
Neat, huh? (Appropriate to an adventure story, the line from the song in “Casablanca” comes to my mind, “The fundamental things apply as time goes by.”) From this, the (sandwiched, averaged) usual Heisenberg equation of motion for any polynomial of the x’s follows.
Book Review of Stephen L. Adler's, "Quantum theory as an emergent phenomenon."
The precision Z line shape has been an adventure story with significant implications.
Summary of Expermental Electroweak Physics
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