If I should find her there, my emprise would be easy indeed; at all events, easier than I had anticipated.
Unless this emprise succeeds he is never like to rule in Mondolfo.
A smattering of the irregular verbs will not much avail him in that emprise.
He is coming so much nearer that he understands her emprise.
Heavy as the burden of this emprise is it seems to have shifted its weight to thy shoulders.
I felt fresh as if I had slept; my nerves were strung for emprise.
One has the sense at times of spying from ambush upon a promise of emprise and some great gain.
This time her foot was not withdrawn, and he felt that his emprise was rewarded.
At the court he affixed his challenge, and maintained this emprise in tilt and tourney.
True, I walked in the paths of pensive thought; but it was only to think of John--Blount and of the emprise we had in hand.
c.1300, "chivalrous endeavor," from Old French emprise (12c.) "enterprise, venture, adventure, undertaking," from Vulgar Latin *imprensa (source of Provençal empreza, Spanish empresa, Italian impresa), from *imprendere "to undertake," from in- + prehendere "to take" (see prehensile). Archaic in English; in French now with a literal sense "a hold, a grip."