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reverie

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Definition the state of daydreaming
  • I was lost in reverie and missed her third point.
  • LINDNER (TO MAMA in her reverie) Then I would like to appeal to you, Mrs. Younger.
    Lorraine Hansberry  --  A Raisin in the Sun
  • The approach of his horse seemed to recall him from his reverie, and he at once mounted.
    Horace Porter  --  Lee Surrenders to Grant
  • He lay in a sort of reverie: one thought followed another.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • There were flaring lust, inward reverie, glowing melancholy, anguished dying, radiant birth.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • The mystical reveries of saints that had once filled him with awe in the still hours of night, now vaguely repelled him.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • At the mention of his name, Fiedler seemed to wake from the reverie into which he had sunk, and Liz looked at him consciously for the first time.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • With that last thought Nancy roused herself from her reverie, and turned her eyes again towards the forsaken page.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Thomas Stone said, abruptly, breaking into my reverie.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • Poirot started out of a reverie.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • "—she let herself fall into a moment's reverie.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • For in reverie you cannot rise above your achievements nor fall lower than your failures.
    Kahlil Gibran  --  The Prophet
  • Here Mr. Curtain paused, his face adopting an expression of fond reverie.
    Trenton Lee Stewart  --  The Mysterious Benedict Society
  • Absorbed in a profound reverie, he only saw the edge of his snow-white cuffs emerging from the sleeves of his black coat.
    Nikolai Gogol  --  The Nose
  • My dear man, this is the time to come out of your scientific reverie and act!
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • He seemed to have abandoned himself to a reverie, and to be seeing pleasing visions in the amber bead.
    Kate Chopin  --  The Awakening
  • I was alone; none were near me to dissipate the gloom and relieve me from the sickening oppression of the most terrible reveries.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The reverie is shattered, and with it all the joy of Washington's postwar celebration.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • As the sights of this hated city passed in front of my eyes, I sank into reverie.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • This reverie was broken as more bolts and nuts bounded down the superstructure onto the car's roof.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City

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