Fully aware of the danger, he pays his addresses with extreme caution, frequently waiting for hours in her vicinity before venturing to come to close quarters.
The marshals stood behind him not venturing to distract his attention.
These cats are said by Don Felix de Azara to keep to cover, without venturing into open places.
They are often nervous about venturing out to meet new people.
Smith, writing in the Philosophical Transactions for 1683-1684, says of the Turks (p. 439), "They have no genius for Seavoyages, and consequently are very raw and unexperienced in the art of Navigation, scarce venturing to sail out of sight of land.