Aëromancy

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aëromancy Divination from the state of the air or from atmospheric substances; also, forecasting changes in the weather.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Aeromancy ā-ėr-om′an-si divination by means of atmospheric phenomena: weather forecasting.
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “The life of man is the true romance, which when it is valiantly conduced, will yield the imagination a higher joy than any fiction.”
  • Elizabeth Ashley
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    “In a great romance, each person plays a part the other really likes.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “Twenty years of romance make a woman look like a ruin, but twenty years of marriage make her something like a public building.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Marriage is a romance in which the hero dies in the first chapter.”
  • Oscar Wilde
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    “To love oneself is the beginning of a life long romance.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Aëro-, + -mancy,: cf. F. aéromancie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L.—Gr. aēr, air, manteia, divination.

Usage

In literature:

It will be a great romance.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
It occurs in a large number of French romances and caricatures.
"Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama" by E. Cobham Brewer
The romance of them was a romance of robbers; but not of the real robbers.
"A Short History of England" by G. K. Chesterton
A dramatic picture that lives and shines with the indefinable charm of poetic romance.
"The Gold Trail" by Harold Bindloss
It begins as a romance and ends as a sermon.
"The Bibliotaph" by Leon H. Vincent
Nectanabus has a certain personal interest: but he was given to, not invented by, the Romance writers.
"The Flourishing of Romance and the Rise of Allegory" by George Saintsbury
In this retreat he composed his Astrea; a pastoral romance, which was the admiration of Europe during half a century.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)" by Isaac D'Israeli
Had she been the heroine of a romance she would have been a born nurse.
"Some Everyday Folk and Dawn" by Miles Franklin
There is a romance about all who are abroad in the black hours, and with something of a thrill we try to guess their business.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Not a hero of romance, by any means.
"The Lighthouse" by R.M. Ballantyne
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In poetry:

It lured me with a singing tone,
And many a sunny glance,
To a green spot of beauty lone,
A haunt for old romance.
"The Spanish Chapel" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
Then spoke a gallant gentleman,
A lover of romance:
“Remain I for the ladies’ sake,
For I’m a son of France!”
"'The Seabolt's Volunteers'" by Henry Lawson
And if, in tales our fathers told, the songs our
mothers sung,
Tradition wears a snowy beard, Romance is always
young.
"Mary Garvin" by John Greenleaf Whittier
And, where the far sun like a god
Scatters the mist, lies Shore.
Is it Romance's magic realm
Spring reigns forever o'er?
"Romance" by Cale Young Rice
"Look!" The whispered awe enhances
With a thrill their merry treat;
As one readeth grim romances,
In a sunny window-seat
"Lita of the Nile" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore
A simple muster-roll of death,
Of pomp and romance shorn,
The dry, old names that common breath
Has cheapened and outworn.
"The Countess" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Because the novel has a crossover readership covering teens and adult romance readers, the imprints teamed up to acquire print and e-book rights.
FOND DU LAC, Wis.-Public Library officials are explaining their decision not to purchase a popular, yet controversial, romance novel.
Other features of the story are a budding romance between Birdie 's agent/songwriter, Albert Peterson (junior Isaac White), and his sweetheart secretary, Rosie Alvarez (junior Makenzie Smokstad).
One man's romance with music and a woman.
BBG is a 52-acre living museum where beauty, romance, and fun blossom among world-class plant collections and specialty gardens.
We had a whirlwind romance we met in June of 99', engaged in August of 99' and married in October of 99'.
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis took their romance to greater heights this week, jetting off to Bali for a romantic vacation – and RadarOnline.com has the photos.
Last year, Musical Romance missed victory by a neck in the Princess Rooney Handicap.
Marion Davies stars in this silent 1928 romance, as a girl hired by a tennis champ to make his ex jealous.
A filmmaker who made a 2010 documentary about his real-life online romance that turned into a sham has spun the idea off into a TV docu-series of the same name now airing on MTV.
Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, briefly a couple, find the comedy in romance (or lack of).
Taylor Swift flew from Los Angeles to New York over the weekend to spend time with One Direction's Harry Styles, further fueling rumors of a romance between the two.
"I definitely think are pushing Emma towards a wonderful arc," says Mays, who promises big developments in her character 's romance with Carl (played by John Stamos).
With a title right out of a romance manga and a premise that sounds like Clone High, at first glance Afterschool Charisma doesn't seem promising.
His new book, My Last Empress: A Novel, is a mystical and poetic story of romance and palace intrigue set in 19th Century China.
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In science:

In multi-relational databases, users and applications access the data via queries. E.g., a query can be made to check the average age of directors of history movies, or the average age of directors of romance movies.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
Usually, the answer returned by the query is assumed as a fact, thus implying some conventional wisdom —for this toy example we might be tempted to believe that directors of romance movies are younger than directors of history movies.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
For the particular case of romance movies with the hypothesis of having small age, we would obtain a p-value close to 0.5 (i.e. 50% of the randomized samples would have the same value as the original).
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
The first hypothesis that romance movies are directed by young directors obtains a p-value of 0.131 when randomizing on GM, a p-value of 0.494 on MD, and a p-value of 0.495 on MA.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
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