Definitions

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  • noun a trancelike state in which the person can follow instructions but voluntary action is weak or absent

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Examples

  • These semitrance states are treated in the village with a long and arduous cleansing ritual.

    Crazy Like Us

  • He slipped into a semitrance with startling speed and began to recite formulae and trace symbols in the air.

    A Corridor in the Asylum

  • As she stood there in a semitrance, remembering, her old, false visions fell away and she began to really see the reality of that summer with Lorrie.

    Holly

  • As she stood there in a semitrance, remembering, her old, false visions fell away and she began to really see the reality of that summer with Lorrie.

    Holly

  • As she stood there in a semitrance, remembering, her old, false visions fell away and she began to really see the reality of that summer with Lorrie.

    Holly

  • The editor sitting next to the chief, an enormous mountain of flesh, was droning like a Tibetan lama in a semitrance about Sheldon Stoker's latest horror novel.

    Cyberbooks

  • The editor sitting next to the chief, an enormous mountain of flesh, was droning like a Tibetan lama in a semitrance about Sheldon Stoker's latest horror novel.

    Cyberbooks

  • The wisp of escaping steam seemed to mesmerize him, for he shook his head as the pop of the released top broke the semitrance.

    the ship who sang

  • The wisp of escaping steam seemed to mesmerize him, for he shook his head as the pop of the released top broke the semitrance.

    The Ship Who Sang

  • At last, a group swung by and the sound of their conversation brought Don out of his semitrance.

    The Best Made Plans

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