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romanticism

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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romanticismro‧man‧ti‧cis‧m /rəʊˈmæntəsɪzəm, rə- $ roʊ-, rə-/ noun [uncountable]  1 ASH (also Romanticism) a way of writing or painting that was popular in the late 18th and early 19th century, in which feelings, imagination, and wild natural beauty were considered more important than anything else2 ideas which are not practical or not based on reality opp realism
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romanticismIt effectively conjured up the mixture of religion, fighting prowess and romanticism which the Legion held so dear.He follows Cohen's bittersweet romanticism with a solid dose of Sonic Youth.With both laughter and irritation Phoebe had returned to consciousness ironically amused at how nature could behave with such excessive romanticism.Bella's puncturing of William's nostalgic romanticism with her admission that she never really fancied him.When I was an undergraduate student studying sociology we were all warned of the dangers of romanticism.There, during the war, the Allies were caught up in a jumble of intrigue, political romanticism and oriental exoticism.It is in one movement, imbued throughout with profound melancholy, yet breathing a spirit of Viennese romanticism.
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