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  • In a half-dreamy condition of repose, intoxicated with the spicy odor of the forest, Sofya sat just outside the door, humming a song, and watching the approach of evening, which gradually enfolded the forest.

    Mother

  • Her voice declined gradually from its injured self-justification, dwindled into a half-dreamy monologue of grief, and took on at length a tone of warm and drowsy complacency, before it lapsed into silence.

    A Morbid Taste For Bones

  • I have a pleasant, half-dreamy feeling, but could not give it a name.

    Applied Psychology for Nurses

  • When Leh Shin opened the shop door and pushed in his grey, gaunt face, he looked around as though wondering in a half-dreamy, half-detached abstraction where some object he had expected to see had gone.

    The Pointing Man A Burmese Mystery

  • I had been in bed for two hours and a half, lying in that half-dreamy state in which facts and fancies are so inextricably jumbled together that it is too much labour to disintegrate the two, when the clock struck one.

    The Argosy Vol. 51, No. 2, February, 1891

  • The effect of the light and shadow, which seemed to increase their height, was to make them mysterious and significant, so that Denham had no feeling of irritation with Katharine, but rather a half-dreamy acquiescence in the course of the world.

    Night and Day

  • The half-dreamy note went out of his voice, and the note of intimate self-revealing.

    The Fire Within

  • He had only a vague general impression of her, of her slightness, vitality, youth, and half-dreamy excitement.

    A Spirit in Prison

  • There are, for instance, some who have no patience with poetry of the mystic, half-dreamy kind, but must have their conceptions one and all definitely realized for them.

    Platform Monologues

  • Of late, he had been stale and wretched, all that side of him dull; but this morning he felt again the delicious stir of fancy, that vibrating, half-dreamy state when emotion seems so easily to find shape and the mind pierces through to new expression.

    Beyond

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