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at a venture Explained

At a venture at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Venture \Ven"ture\ (?; 135), n. [Aphetic form of OE. aventure.
See {Adventure}.]
1. An undertaking of chance or danger; the risking of
something upon an event which can not be foreseen with
certainty; a hazard; a risk; a speculation.

I, in this venture, double gains pursue. --Dryden.

2. An event that is not, or can not be, foreseen; an
accident; chance; hap; contingency; luck. --Bacon.

3. The thing put to hazard; a stake; a risk; especially,
something sent to sea in trade.

My ventures are not in one bottom trusted. --Shak.

{At a venture}, at hazard; without seeing the end or mark;
without foreseeing the issue; at random.

A certain man drew a bow at a venture. --1 Kings
xxii. 34.

A bargain at a venture made. --Hudibras.

Note: The phrase at a venture was originally at aventure,
that is, at adventure.