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  • York, beginning life with few, if any, adventitous aids, he had attained to affluence and position by a long and enterprising business career.

    Cleveland Past and Present Its Representative Men

  • It is a happy chance if a tolerable mixture of them recommends itself to a prophet or finds an adventitous acceptance among a group of men.

    The Life of Reason

  • Not even that adventitous bobby of the early evening was now in evidence.

    The Black Bag

  • The house was fragrant with flowers, and the unassuming manners of Mrs. Tudor, as she moved about among her guests, reflected the glory of our American institutions in giving the world a generation of common-sense women who do not plume themselves on any adventitous circumstances of wealth or position, but bow in respect to morality and intelligence wherever they find it.

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)


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