from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A writer of romance; a romancer.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare A romancer.
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- noun archaic One who
romances; a romanceror romanticist.
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There is many a poet who never wrote a line, many a romancist who never contributed to a magazine.
_Random Memories_ see familiar places and people touched by the light of genius, and made as wonderful to your own commonplace understanding as to the intense and high-souled boy who wandered about among them, hearing and seeing the everyday things of life as only the romancist and the poet can hear and see them.
Now this was all excellent well as far as it went; but still there was something wanted of more reality than the improvisations of a romancist.
Greek romancist of the second century, who, in common with his cotemporary the great rationalist Lucian, deserves the praise of having exposed (with more wit perhaps than success) some of the most absurd prejudices of the day, his readers are entertained with stories that might pretty nearly represent the sentiments of the seventeenth century.
"As an historical romancist, Mr. Warburton takes a first wrangler's rank."
In his second character of antiquarian romancist, he awoke the elder Dumas, and such a host of imitators, big and little, as no writer ever had at his heels before or since.
Had we the plague-pen of the romancist of Rookwood, we would revel in the detail of this domesticated pestilence -- we would picture the little sufferer in the hour of its agony -- and be as minute as Mr. Hume in our calculations of its feverish pulsations; but our quill was moulted by the dove, not plucked from the wing of the carrion raven.
God-fearing soul of the philanthropist has travailed here for the good of her kind, not the mere 'sensation' romancist writer for the entertainment of an idle hour. '
When the thrilled listener has refreshed the tale-teller from his whisky flask, the romancist takes up the thread of his narrative once more, and tells how the Lancers thundered over the shivering veldts in pursuit of flying hordes of foemen, and for awhile, like some graveyard ghoul, he revels in the moans of the dying and the blood of the slain.
The influence of Raff is of the utmost importance in MacDowell's music, and I have been told that the great romancist made a _protégé_ of him, and would lock him in a room for hours till he had worked out the most appalling musical problems.
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