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reverie
used in In Cold Blood

4 uses
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Definition
the state of daydreaming
  • As a child he had often thought of killing himself, but those were sentimental reveries born of a wish to punish his father and mother and other enemies.
    3 — Answer (49% in)
  • Nevertheless, pleasant as this Las Vegas reverie was, it paled beside another of his visions.
    1 — Last To See Them Alive (20% in)
  • Perry was "ashamed" to take off his trousers, "ashamed" to wear swimming trunks, for he was afraid that the sight of his injured legs would "disgust people," and so, despite his underwater reveries, all the talk about skin-diving, he hadn't once gone into the water.
    2 — Persons Unknown (54% in)
  • And there was one man of whom Perry had grown especially aware, a robust, upright gentleman with hair like a gray-and-silver skullcap; his face, filled out, firm-jawed, was somewhat cantankerous in repose, the mouth down-curved, the eyes downcast as though in mirthless reverie-a picture of unsparing sternness.
    4 — The Corner (15% in)

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