sort of waking dream

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  • She had been all the evening in a sort of waking dream. Cited from The Trumpeter Swan, by Temple Bailey
  • They had served to pass the time in the sort of waking dream in which she had lived till Michael came. Cited from Prisoners, by Mary Cholmondeley
  • She would lie for hours without speaking or moving, apparently asleep, but only in a sort of waking dream. Cited from Isabel Leicester, by Clotilda Jennings
  • Nan Sherwood went about her household and school tasks in a sort of waking dream. Cited from The Old Lumberman's Secret, by Annie Roe Carr
  • Bill had relapsed into a sort of waking dream. Cited from Indiscretions of Archie,P.G. Wodehouse
  • His mind dwelt on what had passed, and his half-conscious faculties kept figuring the events of the night, in a sort of waking dream. Cited from The Deerslayer, by James Fenimore Cooper
  • In a few moments Desbra became absorbed, as it were, in a sort of waking dream. Cited from Earth's Enigmas, by Charles G. D. Roberts
  • By the time the midpoint had been passed, I was living in a sort of waking dream; or rather, a state of somnambulism. Cited from Out Around Rigel, by Robert H. Wilson
  • As I stood now, however, in the charming place, among the rows of neatly-arranged pots, I experienced a sort of waking dream. Cited from My Strangest Case, by Guy Boothby
  • When my warlike mood had passed, I sat down upon the steps of the Scott monument and watched the passers-by in a sort of waking dream. Cited from Penelope's Experiences in Scotland, by Wiggin
  • As I sat watching the fast gathering shadows over the last night of the old year, I fell into a sort of waking dream, and I seemed to hear the slow measured tread of one wearily approaching. Cited from Stories and Sketches, by Harriet S. Caswell
  • I had fallen into a sort of waking dream, when something white and golden passed between me and the sunlight; a light kiss was dropped on my drowsy eyelids, and there was Lesbia smiling at me. Cited from Uncle Max, by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • From the moment Peggy had met him at the Round Bay station to this one, he had lived in a sort of waking dream, partly in the past, partly in the present, and in the strangest possible mental confusion. Cited from Navy Girl at Home, by Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • An anatomist who occupies himself intently with the examination of several specimens of some new kind of animal, in course of time acquires so vivid a conception of its form and structure, that the idea may take visible shape and become a sort of waking dream. Cited from Hume, by T.H. Huxley
  • Florence and Dimple sat side by side, in a sort of waking dream; and Bubbles dreamed too, as was very evident when the boat landed, for she was sound asleep, and had to be called and shaken before she knew where she was. Cited from A Sweet Little Maid, by Amy E. Blanchard
  • When Belle came back with a handful of roses, she found Lizzie absorbed in admiring contemplation of her new boots, as she ate sponge-cake in a blissful sort of waking-dream. Cited from Marjorie's Three Gifts, by Louisa May Alcott