daydreaming

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n daydreaming absentminded dreaming while awake
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Quotations

  • Logan Pearsall Smith
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    “How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!”
  • Steven Wright
    Steven Wright
    “I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering.”
  • Japanese Proverb
    Japanese Proverb
    “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”

Usage

In literature:

A sudden cry of pain roused Phil from her daydream.
"Madge Morton, Captain of the Merry Maid" by Amy D. V. Chalmers
These daydreams constituted almost the sole joy of Desmond's life.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
Beulah Rutherford was not the kind of girl he had thought of as a sweetheart in his daydreams.
"The Sheriff's Son" by William MacLeod Raine
His boredom and his lack of attention during daydreams made him seem quite normal.
"The Fourth R" by George Oliver Smith
As she sat, leaning back against the rocks, daydreaming as Youth cannot help doing, her eyes wandered far across her father's ranch.
"The Short Cut" by Jackson Gregory
That seemed to wake Bunny up from his daydream.
"Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony" by Laura Lee Hope
No more pleasant dallying in rich drawing-rooms, no more daydreaming over the varied paths of an entertaining career.
"One Woman's Life" by Robert Herrick
The old men doze off, and the young fellows get to daydreaming or fooling around.
"The Door Through Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Eleanor, sitting low in the car, with her absent eyes fixed on the road ahead, lapsed into a daydream.
"Quin" by Alice Hegan Rice
Theirs is an intensity that goes deeper than daydreaming, although it admits distant kinship.
"Journeys to Bagdad" by Charles S. Brooks
Miss Dolly Daydream, for example, of the Frivolity Theatre.
"Mrs. Fitz" by J. C. Snaith
As Bud filled the mash and grain hoppers and checked the supply of crushed oyster shell, he daydreamed about the flock he hoped to have.
"The Black Fawn" by James Arthur Kjelgaard
It has adapted itself to the necessities of the hour, giving up the daydreams of intangible things.
"Socialism and Democracy in Europe" by Samuel P. Orth
One of my favorite daydreams is made up of the many satisfying retorts I could give to irritating customers and shoppers.
"Four and Twenty Beds" by Nancy Vogel
He was aroused from his daydream by the entrance of Phaedra, in more excitement than he had ever seen her betray.
"The Haunted Homestead" by E. D. E. N. Southworth
With a start she recovers from her daydreams, and rushing to the looking-glass, inspects her features therein.
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
She had spent the short moments of the transit between Westminster and Hampton Court in these heart-breaking daydreams.
"The Tangled Skein" by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
Together they wove their daydreams; together they loved.
"The Heritage of the Kurts, Volume I (of 2)" by Björstjerne Björnson
For many days my mind was an empty husk, yet in a constant torment of longing, daydream, despair, and self-reproaches.
"Memoirs of a Midget" by Walter de la Mare
He brooded over these things in the afternoon, until they blossomed into daydreams.
"Kipps" by H. G. Wells
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In poetry:

"Attention please! Attention please!
Don't dare to talk! Don't dare to sneeze!
Don't doze or daydream! Stay awake!
Your health, your very life's at stake!
Ho–ho, you say, they can't mean me.
Ha–ha, we answer, wait and see.
""Goldie Pinklesweet..."" by Roald Dahl

In news:

This, in a daydream , is beside the point.
Daydreams are wonderful experiences.
A Food Retreat Worth Daydreaming About.
Daydreaming and I'm Thinking of You The Nation.
Daydreaming Heads Sabin Field.
Daydreaming a life curse or gift.
Daydreaming flu pandemics, asteroid strikes or all-out zombie attacks is significantly easier than hoping for some new Robert Moses with the vision, time and inclination to re-engineer our Manhattan into The Jetsons .
Take a look at this April 27, 2009 column by coup daydreamer John L Perry, who's identified as a "regular columnist for Newsmax.com".
Assembling musical "super groups" is a favored sport among concert producers, recording executives and daydreaming fans, but it always works best when the stars come together on their own.
Dottie is a daydream princess.
Let's freak out in a "Moonage Daydream" and experience it together.
INTERVIEWS Talking Daydreaming, Musical Theater , And Sibling Love With Designer Rachel Antonoff.
Surf trips are always tricky, as there are a lot of different variables that have to come together in order to create those magical waves we all daydream about: Swell, wind, weather, and tide are just the beginning.
A new season means new names and faces throughout the league, and this is the time to daydream about unlimited potential.
If doesn't matter if you've got an engagement ring on your finger or not, it's always fun to daydream about a wedding.
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