Fiction that owes no allegiance to the God of Things as They Are. In the novel the writer's thought is tethered to probability, as a domestic horse to the hitching-post, but in romance it ranges at will over the entire region of the imagination -- free, lawless, immune to bit and rein. Your novelist is a poor creature, as Carlyle might say -- a mere reporter. He may invent his characters and plot, but he must not imagine anything taking place that might not occur, albeit his entire narrative is candidly a lie. Why he imposes this hard condition on himself, and "drags at each remove a lengthening chain" of his own forging he can explain in ten thick volumes without illuminating by so much as a candle's ray the black profound of his own ignorance of the matter. There are great novels, for great writers have "laid waste their powers" to write them, but it remains true that far and away the most fascinating fiction that we have is "The Thousand and One Nights."
A species of fictitious writing, originally composed in meter in the Romance dialects, and afterward in prose, such as the tales of the court of Arthur, and of Amadis of Gaul; hence, any fictitious and wonderful tale; a sort of novel, especially one which treats of surprising adventures usually befalling a hero or a heroine; a tale of extravagant adventures, of love, and the like.
An adventure, or series of extraordinary events, resembling those narrated in romances; as, his courtship, or his life, was a romance.
A dreamy, imaginative habit of mind; a disposition to ignore what is real; as, a girl full of romance.
The languages, or rather the several dialects, which were originally forms of popular or vulgar Latin, and have now developed into Italian. Spanish, French, etc. (called the Romanic languages).
Of or pertaining to the language or dialects known as Romance.
A general name for the vernaculars which developed out of popular Latin - French, Provencal, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian, Romansch, with their various dialects.
the group of languages derived from Latin
Romance is a light, easy, and dynamic object sharing protocol, designed for inter-language communication. Targeted languages are script languages , Lisp/Scheme, and others. It will also provide a full library, including a GUI toolkit.
make amorous advances towards; "John is courting Mary"
talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
Romance is a play by David Mamet. It opened in 2005 off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater in New York and was also performed at London's Almeida Theatre, starring John Mahoney, later that year. A fast-paced, madcap comedy-farce, the main action of the play occurs in a courtroom presided over by a judge (Larry Bryggman in the original cast) whose allergy medications make him, in the first act, so drowsy he repeatedly falls asleep, and in the second act so manic he eventually ends up stripping in the middle of the court.