To dream through


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To dream through 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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  • Edwin Markham
    “Ah, great it is to believe the dream as we stand in youth by the starry stream; but a greater thing is to fight life through and say at the end, the dream is true!”
  • Les Brown
    “You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.”


In literature:

I want you to take a squint through the glass before I turn-in, sir, and to tell me whether I've been dreaming with my eyes open or no.
"The Pirate Island" by Harry Collingwood
Seems much troubled at a dream he has had, in which he apparently died through going back to school.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 98, January 18, 1890" by Various
To wander through unknown lands and be a discoverer had been the dream of his youth.
"The Coxswain's Bride" by R.M. Ballantyne
The short but desperate conflict through which they had passed seemed, to the young Barclays, almost like a dream.
"The Young Franc Tireurs" by G. A. Henty
You and Dick have both got to contend with the old vixen for a long time before you put your dreams through.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
In a haze as of a dream Darnell's thoughts seemed to move through the opening days of the next week.
"The House of Souls" by Arthur Machen
He tried to seek the Lord through the priests, and through dreams, but the Lord answered him not.
"Child's Story of the Bible" by Mary A. Lathbury
That is the proper way to feed these elfin creatures of wood on whose backs little boys gallop through the land of dreams.
"Child Life In Town And Country" by Anatole France
It was long before he slept, and when he did it was to go through most of the events of the past night and morning again in feverish dreams.
"The Peril Finders" by George Manville Fenn
Through such dreams there seems to exist a double memory, and a second identity.
"Ralph the Heir" by Anthony Trollope
That was the door, Laura said, through which her little humble dreams would go out into the world to make their living.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
Even to him it had been at first as faint as an echo pulsing through a dream.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
It was a sight I had not dreamed of, and one that made an impression on my young mind to last through life.
"Dangers of the Trail in 1865" by Charles E Young
Dreams are allowed to run an absurd riot through the brain, disturbing physical rest.
"Shapes that Haunt the Dusk" by Various
Only an hour before we had been passing through a country whose green fertility was something to behold once and dream about for ever.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
We stood in the middle of the high-road looking through the dust haze, she doubtless dreaming of the splendors to come, I very, very tired.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
Then she settled herself in the chair, and sweet, mysterious dreams came to her through the storm.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
Even as it is, women who look like these are likely to walk through my dreams for many a night!
"The Treasure Trail" by Marah Ellis Ryan
Like one in a terrible dream, Daisy read it quite through to the end.
"Daisy Brooks" by Laura Jean Libbey
It has always been my dream to run through the whole social scale.
"Friars and Filipinos" by Jose Rizal

In poetry:

Vision, dream, beauty, that far search,
Perfection, through all time,
Poets forget, to muse upon
Your eyebrow's married rhyme;
"Immortal Eve - III" by Manmohan Ghose
Then I returned to dream and sing
Through many a pleasant hour,
Of all that evening's loveliness,
And beauty's matchless power.
"A Stroll Down Quality Row" by James Avis Bartley
In winter all their sleep profound
Through frost may speak to grass and stream;
The snow may be the silent sound
Of all they dream.
"Communicants" by Madison Julius Cawein
Or, like those voyagers in the land of streams,
Glide through its languid air, its languid wave,
To learn that Here and There are but two dreams,
That end in Nothing and the Grave!
"Music In A Crowd" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Can I be like to her?
I only knew her faded, white, and grave,
And so she still floats vaguely through my dreams,
With eyes like your own angels', and a brow
Worthy an aureole.
"The Spagnoletto. Act I" by Emma Lazarus
And all that I had hidden and cherished in my heart,
Like to a precious treasure, through hard days, slow and long—
My highest aspirations, my best and noblest dreams,
I poured them all forth freely in the accents of that song.
"Dreams" by Semen Yakovlevich Nadson

In news:

How one family learned through trial and error—popping off baseboards while using floor jacks and sawing a hutch in half to get it in the front door—to turn a 1909 wreck into their dream home.
Dreams Inc, which had failed to meet some provisions of its bank lending agreement, says it has reached agreement with Comerica Bank for a credit line of $21 million through June 2010.
A chartered bus adorned with slogans about "Hope" and "Dreams" was rumbling through this part of the country this week, carrying a public servant who made regular stops to greet mayors and local television cameras.
'It's time to follow through on the dreams I've had'.
When life gets tough, he says, everyone has the ability to break through and achieve his or her dreams.
The Little League team of 12- and 11-year-olds has been selected to play in the Cooperstown Dreams Park and American Youth Baseball Hall of Fame Invitational Tournament, which will begin tomorrow and run through next Friday.
Scoop Jardine working hard to see through his NBA dream .
The adults dreamed of gentle flakes of snow drifting to the ground while they watched through a window with the ones they loved by a romantic fireplace.
Dreams come true, but not through wishful thinking, says John Berglund, author of the new memoir, A Beach Less Traveled: From Corporate Chaos to Flip-Flop Perfumer (
It was one that Narbonne had dreamed of for so many years, through so many bruises, both to the body and the pride.
But this did not stop the winners of the Purpose Prize-an award given to individuals over sixty who have followed through on their dreams of doing good.
Breaking through to Your God-Given Dreams and Destiny.
Man-to-Man Action Plan: Leaders Realizing King’s Dream Through Community Engagement.
Family Education Man-to-Man Action Plan: Leaders Realizing King’s Dream Through Community Engagement.
He dreamed of bringing the message of God's love and mercy to every nation through mass media.

In science:

To calculate σ(i), locate the i either on the right hand side or the bottom of the pipe dream and and trace through the pipe dream to find the number σ(i) that is at the end of the pipe starting at i.
From totally nonnegative matrices to quantum matrices and back, via Poisson geometry