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  • n. Plural form of dream.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of dream.

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Examples

  • But the two literary predecessors that kept occurring to me as I bathed in the lulling current of Le Guin's book were both from men who were famous for endorsing the sheer power of dreams _qua _dreams.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • IN the early morning (it was the second morning after my recovery, and I believe the fourth after I was picked up), I awoke through an avenue of tumultuous dreams, —dreams of guns and howling mobs, —and became sensible of a hoarse shouting above me.

    The Man Who Had Nowhere to Go

  • One's dreams may not all be realized, for _dreams_ never are; but the reality will differ from, and be a thousand fold sweeter, than any dreams; those shadowy and impalpable though gorgeous entities, that flit over the twilight of the soul, after the sun of judgment has set.

    The Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, May 1844 Volume 23, Number 5

  • That this worship was by no means lip-devotion merely, any reader of the "Sarashina Diary" can see; that it was mixed with much superstition and a profound belief in dreams is also abundantly evident.

    Diaries of Court Ladies of Old Japan

  • Jermain Defoe has warned Chelsea that Tottenham are confident of wrecking their title dreams in order to put themselves back in the race for Champions League qualification.

    The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • You can't say Pittsburgh is back when it never went away in the first place, but you can tell the Steelers are figuring things out again, and that's never a good development for the title dreams of 31 other NFL teams.

    CNN.com

  • Manchester United having seen their title dreams shattered following a run of just one win in seven games, which has dropped them down behind Chelsea into third place.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Lose, and manic-depressive hacks will tell us that he can kiss his title dreams goodbye - as they did with Wenger in November.

    TODAYonline

  • In the ensuing shootout, Uruguay ended the title dreams of the last

    Yahoo! Sports - Top News

  • Raekwon on 'Wu-Massacre,' the future of the Wu-Tang Clan, his label dreams, and more: The Music Mix Q

    ShowHype - Top Entertainment News, Videos, and Blogs

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  • That almost sounds like riddle, when does a man sleep, but not dream? Of course, the answer would have to be death, which I've never really been able to fully wrap my head around. Perhaps death is just a deep sleep from which you never wake. Do other languages prefer the death/sleep metaphor?

    April 24, 2009

  • Lovely quote, seanahan. Perhaps to have no dreams is the true sleep.

    April 23, 2009

  • "Maybe it's just me, but what I consider to be my dreams aren't what happens when I'm asleep. My true inner dreams come out in the in between minutes when my eyes are shut and I'm still awake. My deepest desires and my darkest fears, everything I've ever done wrong, and everyone I've ever loved. Past glories, forgotten friends, all that I've ever done, and all that I plan to do, in those few minutes. The darkest nightmares that could only occur while awake, because the unconscious mind couldn't imagine such things, tempered by the sweet remembrances of home from long ago, and the sweet touch of lips against mine. Finally, nothing is left except for the inevitable escape into slumber.

    When I wake up in the morning, I remember my "dreams", how the great times were only good, and the horrible times weren't that bad. Dreams are the past and the future, but today is the present." -- excerpt from the autobiography of Seanahan

    October 31, 2007