It was the romancing that had suffered.
Still, the romancing was so much a part of him that it was as if he wasn't even Alex.
Right now she wished she hadn't started this romancing thing.
Waqidi had much more copious materials than Ibn Ishaq, but gives way much more to a popular and sometimes romancing style of treatment.
Here we have a first proof of his talent for romancing; for alike to two pilgrims who show him the road and to the huntsmen of Mark's court (whom he instructs in the rightful method of cutting up and disposing the quarry), Tristan invents different, and most detailed, fictions of his land and parentage.
And yet, if he had to do a little romancing to score, maybe he would – if he still knew how.
What lit that fire of passion wasn't the romancing – or at least if it did, romance wore a different face for her.