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  • She says the often hypnotic mood of her music stems from her own trance-like state in making it.

    The Short List

  • The local male teenagers featured in these videos know this trauma only secondhand—something that inspired the installation's trance-like state of escapism.

    A Thai Director Dreams of History

  • In an interview with The Wall Street Journal Wednesday, Mr. Gilbert said the ring tone yanked him out of a trance-like state during the symphony's "most intense, most sublime, most emotional place."

    Rogue Ringtone Halts a Maestro

  • The silent, trance-like parentheses in which his characters subsist is a good vantage point from which to pick out the turbulent details of the outside world, and so we're told of the "gassy moan of a city bus" and "long lines of cars, knotted and bent, that made scant gains forward."

    The Nightmare Of Real Things

  • She had begun dancing alone, shoeless and trance-like in a long, Indian skirt and simple top in the Indian Summer light.

    Jim Sleeper: Behind The Snarking About OWS

  • She immerses herself in the landscape; she achieves that trance-like state "when the feet and the blood seem to collide and harmonise" that's conducive to writing.

    To the River: A Journey Beneath the Surface by Olivia Laing – review

  • There were the trance-like, Bolly-rock beats of Rose Windows, followed by Wayfinders, who sound like the thick, rich results of Uriah Heep combined with the Smashing Pumpkins.

    In search of Nirvana

  • Her music has been called "Opera Pop" but it doesn't do justice to the intricacies of her melodies and the trance-like power of her lyrics.

    Tom Teicholz: Elizaveta, a Dreamy New Singer

  • Hypnosis, also referred to as hypnotherapy or hypnotic suggestion, is a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus, concentration and inner absorption.

    Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.: Hypnosis and Dentistry

  • So in a nutshell, you get hypnotized brought into that trance-like state they mention and then are more open to suggestion.

    Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.: Hypnosis and Dentistry

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