Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Indulgence in reveries or in fanciful and sanguine schemes.

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Examples

  • Strive as I would, ever my fancy eluded my will and wantoned in day-dreaming of the good things I had eaten and of the good things I would eat if ever I were rescued from my lonely situation.

    Chapter 19

  • I was in London this past week (and Paris for one glorious day!) and I saw an inscription in St. Paul's Cathedral that I think you'll appreciate, as it stopped me in my day-dreaming tracks!

    la recolte - French Word-A-Day

  • My downtime at work was spent day-dreaming up dishes and planning elaborate meals.

    Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn: Aliya LeeKong: Behind a Michelin Star

  • Strive as I would, ever my fancy eluded my will and wantoned in day-dreaming of the good things I had eaten and of the good things I would eat if ever I were rescued from my lonely situation.

    Chapter 19

  • She buries her nose in cookbooks and happily spends 100% of her spare time day-dreaming, crafting and developing recipes to compete with.

    Liza de Guia: The Perfect Bite: 150 Cod Tongues & A Passion for New Nordic Cuisine (VIDEO)

  • * The roots of shooter's grudge against Giffords: A friend of Loughton tells Mother Jones that his grudge against Giffords as a "fake" goes back years, and adds that Loughton was a devotee of "lucid dreaming," i.e., the art of creating an alternate reality with conscious day-dreaming.

    The Morning Plum

  • I was genuinely blown away by the capabilities of this application and started day-dreaming about the difference it could have made to my path through 3rd level education.

    May 2009

  • I was genuinely blown away by the capabilities of this application and started day-dreaming about the difference it could have made to my path through 3rd level education.

    Report from ICT in Education at Tipperary Institute

  • (I do have my own personal problems that I have almost no hope to resolve, except by having some happy day-dreaming now and then to ease the pressure.)

    Rational Autocrats, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • I find myself day-dreaming over incidents of the last cruise, or wondering if the striped bass are running on Wingo Slough, or eagerly reading the newspapers for reports of the first northern flights of ducks.

    SMALL-BOAT SAILING

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