In honor of Professor Verlyn Flieger, we explore the common word “adventure”, which is not so very common for a hobbit to have…

Coming to us from Latin through French and Anglo-Norman, “adventure” meant destiny, fate in the 11th century and the meaning moved to, chance event, accident, chance, fortune, luck by the 12th century. Adventurous activity, especially as undertaken by knights and even marvel, wonder. The sense of a certain type of story full of the deeds of brace knights became part of this word in the 13th and 14th centuries.

• 01.003 but also because they never had any adventures
• 01.003 This is a story of how a Baggins had an adventure,
• 01.004 and have adventures.
• 01.005 Not that Belladonna Took ever had any adventures
• 01.006 and adventures sprouted up all over the place wherever he went,
• 01.011 in an adventure that I am arranging,
• 01.012 and have no use for adventures.
• 01.013 We don’t want any adventures here,
• 01.017 and lasses going off into the Blue for mad adventures?
• 01.020 to send you on this adventure.
• 01.021 Sorry! I don’t want any adventures,
• 01.023 and beginning to think that he had escaped adventures very well.
• 01.043 for they sounded much too adventurous –
• 01.058 whether a most wretched adventure
• 01.060 in the least an adventure.
• 01.123 a fine adventurous lad
• 01.132 and lots of adventures of a most unpleasant sort he had,
• 02.027 but still he began to feel that adventures were not so bad after all.
• 02.032 never saying if he was in the adventure
• 02.036 adventures are not all pony-rides
• 03.025 He thought their opinion of his adventure might be interesting.
• 03.033 in the story of Bilbo’s great adventure is only a small one,
• 03.050 with their hearts ready for more adventure,
• 04.003 when you are off on dangerous adventures
• 04.004 that they would pass without fearful adventure
• 06.019 Then they wanted to know all about his adventures
• 06.088 after the dreadful adventures
• 06.100 So ended the adventures of the Misty Mountains.
• 07.011 for after all this is not my adventure.
• 07.128 that the adventure was far more dangerous
• 08.047 their tale of all the many adventures they had had since.
• 08.145 and the beginning of another adventure
• 09.012 tiresome, uncomfortable adventure!
• 09.063 much of his adventures that night,
• 09.063 and greatest adventure,
• 10.002 and through many adventures to see it,
• 10.011 and if you want to go on with this silly adventure –
• 12.006 at the beginning of their adventures
• 12.041 in their adventure.
• 12.058 since you know all about Bilbo’s adventures
• 12.080 You aren’t nearly through this adventure yet,’
• 15.024 In any case he felt that the adventure was,
• 16.016 and ever since the adventure
• 18.018 This is a bitter adventure,
• 18.021 and he was now weary of his adventure.
• 18.051 and adventures before he got back.
• 18.054 and he turned his back on his adventure.
• 19.005 to hear the tale of their adventures.
• 19.024 for their nasty adventure with Tom
• 19.047 that all your adventures

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