reverie


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reverie

, revery
a piece of instrumental music suggestive of a daydream
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I sat looking at Peggotty for some time, in a reverie on this supposititious case: whether, if she were employed to lose me like the boy in the fairy tale, I should be able to track my way home again by the buttons she would shed.
With that last thought Nancy roused herself from her reverie, and turned her eyes again towards the forsaken page.
Presently I became conscious in my reverie of a little crumpled piece of paper on the floor.
The swineherd stood gazing after the travellers until they were lost under the boughs of the forest path, when he was disturbed from his reverie by the voice of Wamba.
The mere cadence of the sentences, the subtle monotony of their music, so full as it was of complex refrains and movements elaborately repeated, produced in the mind of the lad, as he passed from chapter to chapter, a form of reverie, a malady of dreaming, that made him unconscious of the falling day and creeping shadows.
Gounod had conducted the Funeral March of a Marionnette; Reyer, his beautiful overture to Siguar; Saint Saens, the Danse Macabre and a Reverie Orientale; Massenet, an unpublished Hungarian march; Guiraud, his Carnaval; Delibes, the Valse Lente from Sylvia and the Pizzicati from Coppelia.
As he walked up and down he was suddenly disturbed in his reverie by the noise two large birds were making in a tree.
Then he sprang quickly into the copse, and the colonel, who had fallen into a deep reverie, followed him mechanically.
Rousing myself from my reverie I turned the glass Northward for the last time in the old Millennium; and in the act, I exclaimed aloud, "The boy is a fool.
His reverie was broken in upon by the voice of a sentry summoning a non-commissioned officer.
Soon he had forgotten my presence, and had plunged into a reverie that I did not disturb.
Passepartout was now plunged into absorbing reverie.