One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A female adventurer.
social climber, status seeker, would-be, go-getter, self-seeker, adventurerView synonyms
- ‘It was hard to believe Lana had once thought of her as glamorous, even an adventuress.’
- ‘For the uninitiated, Charley's an Edwardian adventuress who stowed away on an airship, the R101, and was rescued by The Doctor just before it blew up in flames.’
- ‘No question, she is indomitable, a chronic adventurer - adventuress, if you wish.’
- ‘Fabre went on to attack women's clubs, claiming, to much applause, that they were composed of ‘adventuresses, wandering female knights, emancipated girls, and amazons'.’
- ‘At least Prince Hektor always got what he wanted and the girl of his dreams fawned at his feet, despite her claims of being an independent, man-hating adventuress.’
- ‘This is a quandary that never traps veteran adventuress Dervla Murphy, in a new edition of her epic 1983 trek through the Peruvian Andes with her small daughter and a mule.’
- ‘Vogue editor, tastemaker, adventuress, she exploded with the style and joie de vivre that every gay man aspires to - or should.’
- ‘In 1871 an English adventuress named Lucy Walker became the first woman to summit the mountain.’
- ‘It's instructive to see her as the aristocratic adventuress in the 18 th-century potboiler The Affair of the Necklace.’
- ‘Fanny, she discovered, was a pioneer woman, a legendary dynamo and singular adventuress.’
- ‘Now you're a space-suited adventuress battling your way toward Earth.’
- ‘The first film was dumb fun - a computer game-inspired take-off on the Indiana Jones series with Angelina Jolie bringing everyone's favorite PC adventuress, Lara Croft, to life.’
- ‘When evaluated from this perspective, it's easier to see her less as an adventuress and more as a dichotomy.’
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