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  • adj. Held as if in a trance; captivated.


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  • Then Edgar relates that, while he was sitting over his father's body, a man came and closely embraced him, and, shouting as loudly as if he wished to burst heaven, threw himself on the body of Edgar's father, and told the most piteous tale about Lear and himself, and that while relating this the strings of life began to crack, but at this moment the trumpet sounded twice and Edgar left him "tranced" -- and this was Kent.

    Tolstoy on Shakespeare A Critical Essay on Shakespeare

  • He himself had fallen into a kind of tranced felicity, in which these questions no longer had other than an ingenious interest.

    Where the Blue Begins

  • It is not quite clear what it was; but it seems to have been a kind of tranced utterance, in which the speaker poured out an impassioned rhapsody by which his religious feeling received both expression and exaltation.

    The Life of St. Paul

  • She's got her eyes clamped shut and a part-smile that says she's still tranced up with the dead folk.

    Four Queens

  • If far on the Delhi way around him galvanic they dance it is merely to wear wear from his shaggy body the tranced wish forever to stay only an ambling bear four-footed in berries

    Best Canadian Poem?

  • It is not easy to free myth from reality or rear this fellow up to lurch lurch with them in the tranced dancing of men

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  • Even in this light she could see he looked—tranced.


  • Then I grabbed the tranced-out Mr. Harrison and chucked him out the window.


  • The five companions stared at the glowing sky, en - tranced, until Tasslehoff jolted them back to the present.


  • He imagined Maelcum listening to his tranced half conversations, unable to hear the voices of the construct or Armitage.

    Wonder Woman and the Lasso of Truth


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