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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ROMANTIC

"That's what your romantic boy out of a book has done," said Charles Merchant.

But what was all this to the romantic uncertainty as to what lay beyond!

That is romantic imagination; and the mischief it does is incalculable.

This was not altogether because of her mother's romantic past, but because of her own manners and clothes.

All we're asking you to do, is not to go about imitating him with his romantic talk!

What a romantic picture of a forced marriage have you drawn, Niece!

It's too romantic and fascinating for words—or to put into words.

Altogether he's what I sometimes hear the ladies call 'a romantic figure.'

This romantic region has been proudly termed the Switzerland of Canada.

Every neighbourhood has its stories, its legends, and romantic histories.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "of the nature of a literary romance," from French romantique, from Middle French romant "a romance," oblique case of Old French romanz "verse narrative" (see romance (n.)).

As a literary style, opposed to classical since before 1812; in music, from 1885. Meaning "characteristic of an ideal love affair" (such as usually formed the subject of literary romances) is from 1660s. Meaning "having a love affair as a theme" is from 1960. Related: Romantical (1670s); romantically. Cf. romanticism.

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