To dream away

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To dream away to pass in revery or inaction; to spend in idle vagaries; as, to dream away an hour; to dream through life.
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Usage

In literature:

The second act, a "dream act" was not so good, but the play came back to realities in the last act and sent us all away in joyous mood.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The next morning Harold dreamed that he had not been able to bear things any longer, and had run away, and when William woke up Harold was gone.
"Oswald Bastable and Others" by Edith Nesbit
Your uncle would only pitch them into a drawer, and go away to forget them, and dream about the moon.
"The Vast Abyss" by George Manville Fenn
Yet such are doomed to feel their life pass away like a painful dream!
"Calamities and Quarrels of Authors" by Isaac Disraeli
It was the foundation of this dream that Fitzpatrick was now prepared to sweep away.
"The Wilderness Trail" by Frank Williams
In his dreams he heard his mother calling him, and it seemed to be away back in irresponsible days.
"A Canadian Bankclerk" by J. P. Buschlen
To Pem it was as she had dreamed it would be, away back in her father's laboratory, before the February train wreck.
"Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl" by Isabel Katherine Hornibrook
He would talk to his mother occasionally, to keep her mind away from her horrible dream.
"Uncle Daniel's Story Of "Tom" Anderson And Twenty Great Battles" by John McElroy
Si spooned up to him and was soon, in his dreams, away up in Posey County.
"Si Klegg, Book 1 (of 6) His Transformation From A Raw Recruit To A Veteran" by John McElroy
And when I was quite young I began to dream of getting away from the Islands.
"Happy House" by Jane D. Abbott
So our fears had been but feathers, after all, blown away by a breath; our troubles only a dream, to be laughed over in the awakening.
"An American Girl Abroad" by Adeline Trafton
While in her morning dreams she was fancying conquest, he was already miles away on the road to France.
"Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune" by Charles James Lever
Even if he went away and never returned, he would know it to be adding its beauty to this wonderful dream.
"The Mountain Girl" by Payne Erskine
Everybody seems kind to me now, and that foolish little dream has quite passed away.
"Thereby Hangs a Tale" by George Manville Fenn
She smiled and stood up to shrug away the spell of her dreaming.
"Ewing\'s Lady" by Harry Leon Wilson
Awakening to find her dream was over, Hertha drew away from him.
"The Shadow" by Mary White Ovington
Whereon he himself dreams that "Affrican" comes to him, and carries him away into a sort of Love's Paradise.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 355, May 1845" by Various
She had fallen away from her resolution to her dreams for a time, when suddenly she jumped up and began her work with immense energy.
"Ayala's Angel" by Anthony Trollope
Then again it appeared to thin out till the forms of mountains very far away were seen as in a dream.
"The Firebrand" by S. R. Crockett
She dreamed that the Harmons were trying to get Olive away from her and that she was holding to her skirts with all her might.
"The Ranch Girls' Pot of Gold" by Margaret Vandercook
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In poetry:

With what dreams of beams
Shall we build up day,
At what sourceless streams
Seek to drink in dreams
Ere they pass away?
"Christmas Antiphones" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
The dreams that seemed to waste away,
The kindliness forgot,
Were singing in your heart today
Although you knew them not.
"Compensations" by Alfred Noyes
Ah heart, ah heart, I turn away
From the dreams of my idle brain,
And sigh to think that this summer day
Hath power to bring me pain;
"The Pool" by Alexander Anderson
Ah! short was that boyhood worship;
For the voice of the toiling day
Woke me up to the labour of manhood,
And frighten'd my dreams away.
"Schiller And Sunshine" by Alexander Anderson
I would not forget you. I live to remember
The beautiful hopes that bloomed but to decay,
And brighter than June glows the bleakest December,
When peopled with ghosts of the dreams passed away.
"I Shall Not Forget" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
In the days of the years we dwell in,
that wear our lives away?
Why, then, and for what are we waiting?
There are three words to speak;
WE WILL IT, and what is the foeman
but the dream-strong wakened and weak?
"The Day Is Coming" by William Morris

In news:

Smok'n Frolic drew up to briefly challenge Cashier 's Dream, but the 1-5 favorite pulled away to win by six lengths in 1:23.47.
Freshly laundered clothes right to your door isn't a dream … it's just one call away to Anderson's Next Day Dry Cleaning .
I have dreams about being whisked away to Paris.
In the new Pixar movie "Up" a 78-year-old man decides to chase his dreams by tying thousands of balloons to his house and floating away.
She moved away from her family at age 14 to chase her Olympic dream.
Other than a fading road sign six miles away, there is nothing on this bridge on Follow That Dream Parkway near Yankeetown to say, "Elvis was here".
Who hasn't dreamed about running away to join the circus.
Miami is an urban planner's dream, Duany argues: A unified school district keeps families from moving away, county government keeps 37 cities in loose coalition, and Miami International Airport is an urban portal to anywhere in the world.
It's not even winter yet, but we're already looking forward to summer festivals, since we like to plan ahead and scare away the winter doldrums with thoughts and dreams of hot weather concerts.
I never felt insecure until I read his answers to a Yahoo Answers poll that asked, "Do you dream about the one that got away?".
POV is giving away 10 copies of the beautiful companion book to Patti Smith: Dream of Life.
I never felt insecure in my married life until I read his answers to a Yahoo Answers poll that asked, "Do you dream about the one that got away".
While many would love to take a month off of work and hit the road on their dream holiday, unfortunately, not a lot of people can really afford to go on a vacation far away.
The $6 matinee at Cary's Galaxy Cinema whisked me away to a place where I could dream and relax for a few hours before being thrown back into the reality of searching for a job.
I certainly never want to leave but, in truth, do occasionally find myself dreaming idly of being able to get away from it all.
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