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  • n. Plural form of dreame.


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  • Such is the deuiation (saith Hall) and not diuination of those blind and fantasticall dreames of the Welsh prophesiers.

    Chronicles (3 of 6): Historie of England (1 of 9) Henrie IV

  • For in that sleepe of death, what dreames may come,

    Fear Makes The World Go Round

  • What I find annoying is a genre of "abandon you dreams" movies or books, in which people who, as you've mentioned, did achieve their dreames, tell the audience that sticking to the dream or aspiring for something better is the cause for their unhappiness and that they should embrace their mundane and boring life, and find happiness there.

    Babylon 5: Addenda

  • Whereby (with some indifferent reason) it is concluded, that dreames do not alwayes fall out to be leasings

    The Decameron

  • Gabriello hearing this, began to smile, affirming to her, that it was an especial note of folly, to give any credit to idle dreames: because (oftentimes) they are caused by excesse of feeding, and continually are observed to be meere lyes.

    The Decameron

  • Adriano had confirmed: he was verily perswaded, that Panuccio spake in a dreame all this while: And to make it the more constantly apparant, Panuccio (being now growne wiser by others example) lay talking and blundring to himselfe, even as if dreames or perturbations of the minde did much molest him, with strange distractions in franticke manner.

    The Decameron

  • So that, according unto their dreames, and as they make construction of them, that are sadly distasted, or merrily pleased, even as (by them) they either feare or hope.

    The Decameron

  • True it is Wife (quoth he) that little credit should bee given to dreames: neverthelesse, when they deliver advertisement of harmes to ensue, there is nothing lost by shunning and avoiding them.

    The Decameron

  • What a shame is this base imperfection to thee, by rising and walking thus in the night-time, according as thy dreames doe wantonly delude thee, and cause thee to forsake thy bed, telling nothing but lies and fables, yet avouching them for manifest truthes?

    The Decameron

  • Divers times I have had as ill seeming dreames, yea, and much more to be feared, yet never any thing hurtfull to me, followed thereon; and therefore I have alwayes made the lesse account of them.

    The Decameron


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