from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The apparent duration of a dream.
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And it was as if all of her life in the real world became, for a little while, something like a dream-while her life here took on the solidity of reality.
3. They know many, including themselves which went into foreclosure on their American dream-while only a few met the criteria under the 'make home affordable act' which did indeed save a small percentage of homeowners from losing their homes.