Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A habit of dreaming or musing: as, given to dreamery.

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Examples

  • His fancies never quite became convictions, but adolescence is the golden age of this kind of dreamery and reverie which supplements reality and totalizes our faculties, and often gives

    Youth: Its Education, Regimen, and Hygiene

  • That was a rightwing fiesta, including a graf coming after the summary of the Democrats response to the Prez that was an almost perfect piece of punditland dreamery, with intimations of Broder marvelously woven into it:

    Matthew Yglesias » Al-Qaeda in Iraq

  • Its hard clear outlines, and perhaps somewhat bleak atmosphere, seem to have resulted from a sort of reaction against the sentimental “dreamery” begotten of his Gossensass experiences.

    Hedda Gabler

  • "Is not the distinction between mysticism, the mysticism which is of truth, and mere dreamery, or the institution of imaginations for realities, exactly this, that mysticism may be translated into logic?"

    Personality in Literature

  • These powers may now, if ever, blossom forth; they have been wasted too long in patriotic feeling and in idle dreamery.

    The Psychology of Nations A Contribution to the Philosophy of History

  • Being the boy he was, he was destined somehow to dwell half the time in a world of dreamery; and I have tried to express how, when he had once got enough of villany, he reformed his ideals and rather liked virtue.

    Boy Life Stories and Readings Selected From The Works of William Dean Howells

  • Then, in the room where I slept, there was rich and ponderous furniture of the fashion of eld; the bed was draped and canopied with hangings that seemed full of spells and dreamery; and there was a mirror, tall, and swung between stately mahogany posts spreading their feet out on the floor, which recalled that fancy of Hawthorne's, in the tale of “Old Esther Dudley,”

    A Study Of Hawthorne

  • Then, in the room where I slept, there was rich and ponderous furniture of the fashion of eld; the bed was draped and canopied with hangings that seemed full of spells and dreamery; and there was a mirror, tall, and swung between stately mahogany posts spreading their feet out on the floor, which recalled that fancy of

    A Study of Hawthorne

  • The Future when the Past is not, the Present merest dreamery;

    The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi

  • Suddenly he heard a Voice bespeak him in dreamery saying, "Ho Such-an-one, Predestination overcometh Prudence and resignation to the trials sent by Allah is foremost and fairest."

    Arabian nights. English

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