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  • v. To awaken from a trance or deep sleep; to arouse from a reverie.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To awaken from a trance or an enchantment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To awaken from a trance or from deep sleep; arouse from a reverie; free from a delusion.

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Examples

  • Again, on the other hand, many obvious improbabilities will be endured, as belonging to the ground-work of the story rather than to the drama itself, in the first scenes, which would disturb or disentrance us from all illusion in the acme of our excitement; as for instance, Lear's division of his kingdom, and the banishment of Cordelia.

    Literary Remains, Volume 2

  • Again, on the other hand, many obvious improbabilities will be endured, as belonging to the groundwork of the story rather than to the drama itself, in the first scenes, which would disturb or disentrance us from all illusion in the acme of our excitement; as for instance, Lear’s division of his kingdom, and the banishment of Cordelia.

    Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, Beaumont and Fletcher

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