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  • Bach improvised a fugue based on the theme.
  • She played a three-part fugue by Bach.
    fugue = classical music in which a simple tune is introduced and then extended and developed through some number of successive imitations
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  • Dissociative identity disorder includes amnesia, somnambulism, fugue, and multiple personality.
    fugue = a dreamlike state of altered consciousness
  • She wandered off in a fugue state.
  • Fugues of amnesia.   (source)
    fugues = states of altered consciousness
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  • But Edgar lay in a fugue, seeing everything as if through the wrong end of a pair of binoculars.†   (source)
  • My mom walks around in a fugue state.†   (source)
  • Even in fugue… the pain.†   (source)
  • And the angel says, Are you telling me I believed all my life that Jesus changed water into wine at an Italian wedding—and he didn't/' Lenny did this bit a little distractedly, slurring lines here and there, but isn't that what he always did, wasn't that part of the whole hipster format—a kind of otherworldly dope-driven fugue.†   (source)
  • It made me wonder if I'd been in some sort of fugue state.†   (source)
  • I'd already recorded it once, along with a Chopin etude and a Bach prelude and fugue, but I wasn't happy with the sonata and wanted to record it again.†   (source)
  • I am remembering a fugue Uncle used to love—a melody Father composed in New Denver which Stephen developed— a quiet light staccato, clear and precise with long pauses between the notes of the melody.†   (source)
  • In that fugue state between wakefulness and dreaming, the song I hear is not Rosina's.†   (source)
  • Any reason to believe she might have overdosed on something that induced a fugue state or a severe personality change?†   (source)
  • "Dace," Alec said, again, and this time the word seemed to snap Jace out of his fugue state.†   (source)
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  • Daddy snaps out of his fugue, into the moment.†   (source)
  • All the churches in the world, with their candles flickering in the cool air, and all the masses and all the fugues can't do it justice.†   (source)
  • Derisive catcalls were hurled at the prisoners; dual thematic fugues of treachery and theft filled the glen.†   (source)
  • So the noise poured forth like a jazzed-up fugue, louder and louder to cover the whisper in every man's soul.†   (source)
  • Outside a fugue of guitars had begun, and she counted each electronic voice as it came in, till she reached six or so and recalled only three of the Paranoids played guitars; so others must be plugging in.†   (source)
  • For a moment I was afraid that she might soar off on another little mad fugue of grief, but she gave only a single hoarse gulping sob, like some final punctuation mark, then turned away from me.†   (source)
  • Reich set those traps for himself without ever realizing it… in his sleep, somnambulistically… during the day, in short fugues… brief departures from conscious reality.†   (source)
  • The medic smiled as if this were a question he asked each time he came out of fugue.†   (source)
  • It was not possible to put her into cryogenic fugue in that condition…†   (source)
  • "So she came through quantum leap without fugue?" demanded Sol.†   (source)
  • The doctors all say that Rachel could not survive cryogenic fugue.†   (source)
  • She was unconscious in a way which shielded her quite as well as fugue state.†   (source)
  • No one experiences FTL travel without fugue state.†   (source)
  • Rather like cryogenic fugue for us.†   (source)
  • Hell, only a few hours earlier he had been in fugue and just a few ship-weeks before that he had almost certainly been body-dead.†   (source)
  • Strange to be tired after months of sleep, but that is said to be a common reaction after awakening from fugue.†   (source)
  • The Consul rubbed his eyes and wished that he had been allowed more time to retrieve his wits from the cold grip of cryonic fugue.†   (source)
  • You've been through resuscitation and renewal several times but you probably don't. remember because of the fugue hangover.†   (source)
  • The medical ward where he had awakened, beds, fugue tanks, intensive care apparatus… most of it expelled through the breaches in the spinmod's hull.†   (source)
  • The group ate in silence, obviously suffering more than the usual amount of post fugue hunger, fatigue, and depression.†   (source)
  • "We have a few hours before planetfall," he said, "and I for one plan to sleep off the freezer fugue when we're safely down and settled among the simple natives."†   (source)
  • "There is no death in all the Universe!" intoned Martin Silenus in a voice which the Consul felt sure could have awakened someone deep in cryogenic fugue.†   (source)
  • The Consul vaguely realized that it was a great honor to be awakened by the Captain, but he was too groggy and disoriented from fugue to appreciate it.†   (source)
  • One The Consul awoke with the peculiar headache, dry throat, and sense of having forgotten a thousand dreams which only periods in cryogenic fugue could bring.†   (source)
  • During the four years that Rachel was in transit-a few weeks of cryogenic fugue for her-Sol found that he missed his daughter much more than if she had been out of touch but busy somewhere in the Web.†   (source)
  • Even through the disorientation of fugue state, he now remembered the painful therapy sessions, the long hours in the RNA virus baths, and the surgery.†   (source)
  • Since most of the physical repair would be done in fugue anyway, it made some sense to let the old hospital ships work on the seriously wounded and the revivable dead.†   (source)
  • The Consul could recall seeing no other passengers during his rushed hour between rendezvous and fugue, but he had put that down to the imminence of the treeship going quantum, assuming then that the passengers were safe in their fugue couches.†   (source)
  • Treeships rarely accrued more than a four-or five-month time-debt, making short, scenic crossings where star systems were a very few light-years apart, thus allowing their affluent passengers to spend as little time as necessary in fugue.†   (source)
  • As a result of these deprivations, I was able to recite all of Fitzgerald's translation of the Odyssey by the time I was six, compose a sestina before I could dress myself, and think in spiral fugue-verse before I ever interfaced with an AI.†   (source)
  • What the bishopric was offering Lenar Hoyt was twenty months in cryogenic fugue, a few weeks of in-system travel at either end of the voyage, and a time-debt which would return him to Pacem eight years behind his former classmates in the quest for Vatican careers and missionary postings.†   (source)
  • Moving slowly in the druglike languor of fugue hangover, the Consul bathed as best he could with only basin and pump, dressed in loose cotton trousers, an old canvas shirt, and foam-soled walking shoes, and found his way to the mid-deck.†   (source)
  • Nor had she remembered that the reason people had waited for the Hawking drive to see the spiral arm of the galaxy is that in long-term cryogenic sleep-as opposed to a few weeks or months of fugue-chances of terminal brain damage were one in six.†   (source)
  • Their transport, the aging spinship HS Nadia Oleg, was a pockmarked metal tub with no artificial gravity of any sort when it was not under drive, no viewports for the passengers, and no on-board recreation except for the stimsims piped into the datalink to keep passengers in their hammocks and fugue couches.†   (source)
  • After awakening from fugue, the passengers-mostly offworld workers and economy-rate tourists with a few cult mystics and would-be Shrike suicides thrown in for good measure-slept in those same hammocks and fugue couches, ate recycled food in featureless mess decks, and generally tried to cope with spacesickness and boredom during their twelve-day, zero-g glide from their spinout point to Hyperion.†   (source)
  • Frantic and frustrated, Sister Mary Joseph Praise retrieved a hammock from the common room because of a vision she had in that fugue state between wakefulness and sleep.†   (source)
  • The sweat poured forth, he pushed his hand to the side of his brow in a helpless fluttering little ballet of white-knuckled fingers, and his lips curled outward to reveal a phalanx of teeth grinding together in a fugue of pain.†   (source)
  • How could I ever adequately outline the dimensions of my loss, much less go into the complexities of the situation which led up to that loss: my passion for Sophie, the wonderful comradeship with Nathan, Nathan's crazy fugue of a few hours ago, and the final, sudden, agonizing abandonment?†   (source)
  • Thus he would listen while Lo-Tsen marshaled some intricate fugue rhythm, and wonder what lay behind the faint impersonal smile that stirred her lips into the likeness of an opening flower.†   (source)
  • And what was played was a fugue—though Petya had not the least conception of what a fugue is.†   (source)
  • The spot at which their instrumentation rose loudest was a place called Ten Hatches, whence during high springs there proceeded a very fugue of sounds.†   (source)
  • The sense of mutual fitness that springs from the two deep notes fulfilling expectation just at the right moment between the notes of the silvery soprano, from the perfect accord of descending thirds and fifths, from the preconcerted loving chase of a fugue, is likely enough to supersede any immediate demand for less impassioned forms of agreement.†   (source)
  • He looked, and saw a spacious plain, whereon Were tents of various hue; by some, were herds Of cattle grazing; others, whence the sound Of instruments, that made melodious chime, Was heard, of harp and organ; and, who moved Their stops and chords, was seen; his volant touch, Instinct through all proportions, low and high, Fled and pursued transverse the resonant fugue.†   (source)
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